Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker, 1879
Sailfin velifer
Cá Cờ mặt trăng,  Sailfin velifer
Velifer hypselopterus
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Veliferidae (Velifers)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 110 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: taken off southern Madagascar and also reported from India, Viet Nam and Japan. Also found in Indonesia, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-34; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 24-25
Biology:  Rather rare.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in Central Vietnam (Ref. 9706). Status of threat: Rare (Ref. 46452). Also Ref. 6618.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.05.94
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 20.08.09
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.05.94

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