Parabembras curta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Parabembras curta
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Parabembridae (Sprat-like flatheads)
Max. size:  15.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 60 - 141 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan and Korea, south to China and Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: differs from P. robinsoni in no having a symphyseal knob on the lower jaw (vs. distinct knob in P. robinsoni), with 1 preocular spine (vs. 2), and with 2 robust lachrymal spines (vs. 1); differs from P. multisquamata in having 6-8 supraocular spines (vs. 9-11 in P. multisquamata); D1 IX (rarely VIII) (vs.D1 X); pored lateral-line scales 34-39 (vs. 40-44) (Ref. 117904).
Biology:  A benthic species living on sandy mud substrate (Ref. 117904).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.04.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.10.20

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