Psednos christinae Andriashev, 1992
European dwarf snailfish
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Family:  Liparidae (Snailfishes)
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Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 1000 - 1500 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: east slope of northernmost part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and from the west of Ireland.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 41-41; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 35-35; Vertebrae: 47-47. No coronal pore, preoperculo-mandibular pores 7, short head (24-25% SL), small gill slit (20.4-21.5% HL) that is low (end of operculum below level of eye), opercular flap small, triangular; pectoral fin long (66% HL) with 1 notch ray and uppermost ray level with posterior end of mouth cleft (Ref. 42989).
Biology:  Holotype taken from a depth of 1,000 m (Ref. 33021).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.04.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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