Searsioides calvala (Matsui & Rosenblatt, 1979)
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Family:  Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)
Max. size:  9.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 1000 - 1400 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from the Halmahera Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10. Single infracaudal organ, and the cleithral symphysis with a forward-directed spine. A small GO1 present. No lateral line canal on posttemporal bone. Dorsal origin ahead of that of anal by about a fourth of its length. Mouth large, posterior margin of maxillary behind eye. Maxillary slightly shallower than posterior supramaxillary and strongly convex ventrally. Supramaxillaries exposed, not covered by infraorbitals. A row of 8-10 teeth on external lateral face of dentary. A small supraorbital bone present. Pectoral base and adjacent area without scales.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 23.03.02
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.02

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