Cynoglossus crepida Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2017
Bluntnose deepwater tonguesole
Cynoglossus crepida
photo by Golani, D.

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Max. size:  20.29 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 440 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Red Sea. Israel (Gulf of Aqaba).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 115-115; Anal soft rays: 103-103. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 115; A 103; caudal-fin rays 8; snout is relatively long and bluntly rounded; head length 25% SL, snout length 10% SL (40% HL); the eyes are not contiguous; corner of mouth is nearer to posterior edge of opercle than to tip of snout; side with eye with 3 lateral lines, 104 lateral-line scales, 17 scale rows between midlateral and dorsolateral lines; blind side without lateral lines; ctenoid scales on both sides; gill chamber and peritoneum are black (Ref. 114855).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 February 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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