Kanekonia queenslandica Whitley, 1952
Deep velvetfish
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Family:  Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
Max. size:  6.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia. Western Central Pacific: Queensland, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Body gibbous; greatest depth 37-40% SL; covered with highly modified scales, each with a small spinous point. Interorbital ridges thick and fused in the middle of interorbit. Dorsal margin of operculum inclined about 35° above horizontal (Ref. 39602).
Biology:  Found on soft bottomed inshore areas.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.12.94

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