Hoplichthys acanthopleurus Regan, 1908
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Family:  Hoplichthyidae (Ghost flatheads)
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 120 - 457 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Natal, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-18
Biology:  Rare species.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.98

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