Paraheminodus longirostralis Kawai, Nakaya & Séret, 2008
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Family:  Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)
Max. size:  13.68 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 412 - 467 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal soft rays: 20-21; Vertebrae: 33-34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: fusiform body, covered with bony plates; large head, depressed and expanded around the edges; flat and elongated rostral projection on each side, rostral nearly parallel; large mouth, inferior, upper jaw not reaching below anterior border of orbit (Ref. 79587). Description: bony plates 34 in upper lateral row, with 23rd-26th to 31st or 32nd plates each bearing a forward-directed spine; gill rakers 6-7 + 1 + 20-21 = 27-28; elongated rostral projection (53.0-59.3% HL); upper jaw short (42.1-43.4% HL); pectoral fin elongate (70.6-79.4% HL); long preopercular spine (39.2-57.7%HL); distance between anus and caudal fin base 49.9-52.1% SL (Ref. 79587).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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