Schedophilus haedrichi Chirichigno F., 1973
Mocosa ruff
photo by Béarez, P.

Family:  Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range - 180 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Peru.
Diagnosis:  Body moderately deep and compressed; dorsal fin with 6 weak spines and 22 to 23 soft rays (VI, 22-23); its origin generally anterior to the insertion of the pectoral fins (juveniles) or above them (adults); anal fin with 15 to 16 rays; pectoral fins pointed; scales deciduous; dorsal area of juveniles with dark lines; body entirely dark gray or brown gray in adults (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.04.01
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 22.09.08

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