Platygillellus smithi Dawson, 1982
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Family:  Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Max. size:  3.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 8 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas.
Diagnosis:  The dorsal finlet is 4-spined, its height about equal to predorsal length), distance between 3rd and 4th dorsal spines approximately equal to the distance between 1st and 3rd. Anal fin rays 22, segmented. Scales 11 - 12 in the straight portion of the lateral line (Ref. 56973).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 October 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.12.98

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