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Parahypsos piersoni
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Parahypsos piersoni

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Parahypsos piersoni
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Parahypsos piersoni
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12

Main identification features
  • eye: 1 branched cirrus; groove on side head
  • ll: straight, most of body
  • d: no notch
  • no canine teeth
  • gill membranes fused to belly


Body slender; 1 pair short, heavily branched cirri above eyes; groove along side of head between nape and eye; no large canine teeth; gill openings restricted to sides of body, gill membranes fused to throat; dorsal with VIII-IX spines, without notch between spiny & soft parts; lateral line straight, ends above origin of anal fin.

A tropical eastern Pacific genus with one species.

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  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Gilbert , C.H. and Starks, E.C., 1904., The fishes of Panama Bay., Mem. Calif. Acad.Sci., 4:1-304.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Meek , S.E. and Hildebrand, S.F., 1928., The marine fishes of Panama. Part III., Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. Publ., XV:709-1045.
  • Rubio, E.A., 1988., Estudio taxonomico de la ictiofauna acompañante del camaron en areas costeras del Pacifico de Colombia., Memorias del VI Seminario Nacional de las Ciencias del Mar. Comisión Colombiana de Oceanografía. Bogota, Colombia., :169-183.


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