Apionichthys seripierriae Ramos, 2003
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Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
Max. size:  8.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Rio Jurua, Rio Amazonas and Rio Aguarico, Amazon basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 69-78; Anal soft rays: 51-58; Vertebrae: 39-40. Uniformly brown background coloration without blotches and 6 dark, very narrow stripes along trunk, 3 stripes above and 3 below lateral line; scale margins are also darker than in other congeneric species; elongate body shape, small eye (5-6% HL) and a wide, variable interorbital space (200-300% of eye); absence of scales on the interorbital space and presence of a gill opening on both sides of the head (Ref. 49504).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.12.04

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