Poromitra agafonovae Kotlyar, 2009
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Family:  Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Max. size:  13.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 1600 - 2827 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known from 2 specimens.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-10; Vertebrae: 27-28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: spinulated posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum with a non-spinulated notch at the angular part of the praeoperculum; insertion of the ventral fins in front of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends to the vertical of the posterior eye margin or slightly extends beyond this vertical; soft rays in dorsal fin 13, in the anal fin 9-10; first branchial arch with 29-31 rakers, vertebrae 27-28; pyloric caeca 7-8 (Ref. 83463).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 December 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.03.10

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