Psednos chathami Stein, 2012
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
Max. size:  8.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 1340 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Chatham Rise East of New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 52-53; Anal soft rays: 45-46; Vertebrae: 59-59. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal fin rays 52-53, anal fin rays 45-46, pectoral fin rays 16-17, eye 26%, preA 157%, snout 17%, upper jaw ~50% HL; occipital hump prominent; teeth slender canines, premaxillary symphyseal gap very narrow, no mandibular symphyseal gap; opercle curved, posterior part almost horizontal; distance from mandible to end of body cavity 36% SL, 154% HL; coronal pore probably absent (Ref. 92437).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.01.13

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