Gnathanacanthus goetzeei Bleeker, 1855
Red velvetfish
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Family:  Gnathanacanthidae (Red velvetfish)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Endemic to Australia (Western and South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania).
Biology:  Inhabits rock reef and weed beds (Ref. 75154) of inshore waters (Ref. 7300, 75154). Benthic (Ref. 75154). Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 18.06.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 11.11.08
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.09.95

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