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).
Biology: 
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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