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Parapriacanthus rahah  Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pempheridae (Sweepers)
Etymology: Parapriacanthus: Greek, para = near + Greek, prion = saw + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335);  rahah: Named for its type locality, Rahah Bay; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 14 m (Ref. 107896).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Oman.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107896); 5.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 20 - 22. This species is characterized by the following: D VI,9; A III,20 (20-22); pectoral-fin rays 15-16 (often 16); lateral-line scales 65 (64-69); scale rows above lateral line to base of dorsal fin 5.5; gill rakers 25 (24-26, modally 25); body depth 3.2 (3.1-3.2) in SL, width 2.1 (2.0-2.15) in body depth; depth of caudal-peduncle 10.2 (9.5-10.1) in SL; head length 3.0 (2.85-3.0) in SL; snout length 12.2-12.9 in SL; relatively large eye, orbit diameter 7.5 (7.6-7.8) in SL with interorbital width 13.1 (12.0-14.0); mouth forming an angle of about 60° to horizontal axis of body; slender, recurved teeth in 2 irregular rows in upper row that project downward and becoming progressively smaller to end of the jaw; lower jaw with two medial rows of strongly recurved and inward-projecting teeth, reducing to a single row for remainder of jaw; vomer and palatines with small, incurved, sharply conical teeth in a single irregular row; thin upper lip, densely covered with dark purple papillae while lower lip has smaller, more widely spaced papillae; tongue broadly triangular, indented slightly on sides near tip, forming a small, rounded tip; predorsal length 2.5 (2.4-2.45) in SL; first dorsal-fin soft ray is longest, 4.4 (4.6-4.65) in SL; caudal fin forked with fin length 3.9 (3.95 and broken) in SL; pectoral-fin length 3.5 (3.45-3.55) in SL; prepelvic length 2.75 (2.5-2.7) in SL; pelvic fins not reaching the anus, fin length 5.0 (5.1-5.3) in SL; preanal length 1.55 (1.5-1.6) in SL; without a pin-like dark line anterior to anus; golden iris in preserved holotype (Ref. 107896).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a cave in a drop-off by rotenone (Ref. 107896).

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Randall, J.E. & Bogorodsky, S.V., 2016. Preliminary review of the pempherid fish genus Parapriacanthus of the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of five new species. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 20:1-24. (Ref. 107896)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .