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Smallpore Whiptail

Cetonurichthys subinflatus Sazonov & Shcherbachev 1982

Diagnostic Description

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Head broad, shallow, interorbital 31-34% of HL; snout 36-42% HL, with paired tubercular scales at tip; suborbital 17-20% HL; ridge lacking stout scutelike scales; jaws short, upper jaw 24-28% HL, inferior; tooth rows short, crescent -shaped, outer premaxillary series enlarged. Cephalic sensory canal moderately dilated, lacking open pores; lateral line canal with modified scales, interrupted in places. Trunk scales small (11-13 rows between origin of first dorsal fin and lateral line), bearing erect spinules in no particular arrangement; scales along dorsal fins larger than surrounding ones; head completely scaled, including patches on gular and branchiostegal membranes. Spinous second ray of first dorsal fin with small serrations; outer ray of pelvic fins elongated. Anus midway between bases of anal and pelvic fins; periproct narrow; no dermal window of light organ. Eleven trunk vertebrae (Ref. 35909).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0
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Biology

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

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Cetonurichthys subinflatus, the smallpore whiptail, is a species of rattail found off western Australia. It is a benthic fish which occurs at depths of 1,316 to 1,700 m (4,318 to 5,577 ft) on the continental slope. This species grows to a length of 40 cm (16 in).

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Cetonurichthys subinflatus: Brief Summary

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Cetonurichthys subinflatus, the smallpore whiptail, is a species of rattail found off western Australia. It is a benthic fish which occurs at depths of 1,316 to 1,700 m (4,318 to 5,577 ft) on the continental slope. This species grows to a length of 40 cm (16 in).

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