Aseraggodes pelvicus Randall, 2005
Aseraggodes pelvicus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  6.75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  North Central Pacific: Queensland, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 71-71; Anal soft rays: 49-49; Vertebrae: 36-36. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 71; anal rays 49. Lateral-line scales 81: Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 14. Body depth 2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 4.75 in SL; eye diameter 6.4 in HL; upper eye overlapping anterior half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, 12.0 in HL. Caudal peduncle present, its depth 1.45 in HL, its length 10.0 in HL. Prominent lappet-like cirri on front of snout and ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with dorsal edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.25 in HL; membranous edges of anterior dorsal rays with a row of tubercle-like papillae, many with cirri, a few darkly pigmented. Caudal fin rounded and moderately long, 3.4 in SL. Pelvic fins long, 1.6 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of fifth anal ray. Color of ocular side in alcohol pale yellowish brown with numerous irregular pale spots, none as large as eye, many smaller brown blotches and dots, the most conspicuous along middle of lateral line (Ref. 57560).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 August 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.11.06

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