Dermogenys palawanensis Meisner, 2001
photo by Matillano, J.D.

Family:  Zenarchopteridae (Internally fertilized halfbeaks)
Max. size:  3.63 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.86 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 14-16; Vertebrae: 39-42. Anal fin of this species is similar to D. robertsi, but differs from it by the combination of melanophores anterior to anal fin in females forming a broad V with a wide base, extending onto lateral surface, directly adjacent to genital papilla and extending anteriorly past level of anus; also the females have an elongate, pigmented genital papilla (Ref. 44897).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 10 August 2020 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.10.02
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.01.21

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