Ocosia possi Mandrytsa & Usachev, 1990
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Family:  Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Max. size:  7.78 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 143 - 230 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Saya de Malha bank.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5; Vertebrae: 28-28. Tubular scales in lateral line16-20. Spines on the lateral surface of the lacrimale absent. Spines on the lateral surface of the first suborbital bone absent. Second dorsal spine greatly elongated (Ref. 41496).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.03.02

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