Paraploactis pulvinus Poss & Eschmeyer, 1978
Pillow velvetfish
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Pacific: northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978) and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Ventral surface of lower jaw smooth, no prickles or papillose villi. Mandibular cirri almost confined to outer margin. Snout with large, fleshy, and extensively branched cirri; those in larger patches on tip of snout and across lachrymal bone large while those in smaller patches on nasal bone are smaller. Fleshy pad on isthmus with its width about 0.5 to 0.75 of its length (Ref. 39602).
Biology:  Found inshore, in soft bottom (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.06.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 11.11.08

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