Samaris spinea Mihara & Amaoka, 2004
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Family:  Samaridae (Crested flounders)
Max. size:  5.32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 44 - 88 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: New Caledonia, Bellona Plateau, Fairway Ridge and Chesterfield Plateau.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-72; Anal soft rays: 46-54. This species is characterized by the following: caudal peduncle with 2-5 spines along both dorsal and ventral margins; caudal fin rays bifurcated except upper- and lowermost 2 simple rays; comparatively deep body, depth 2.41-2.78 in SL (Ref. 83388).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 November 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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