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Velvet Whiptail

Trachonurus gagates Iwamoto & McMillan 1997

Diagnostic Description

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Without a grooved lateral line. Chin barbel 4-8 % of head length. Suborbital width, 13-15%; postorbital length of head 50-55%. Total gill rakers of first arch (mesial) 11-13; second arch (lateral or mesial) 10-13/10-12. Scale rows below mid-base of first dorsal 25-31; over a distance equal to predorsal length usually 35-42; and between pelvic fin base and gill cover 11-14. Mouth moderately large; lips thick and fleshy (Ref. 13675).
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Estelita Emily Capuli
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 68
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Biology

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A benthic species found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154).
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