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Sympterygia brevicaudata
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Sympterygia brevicaudata

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Sympterygia brevicaudata
© Copyright Photographer/SFTEP, 2002 · 0
Sympterygia brevicaudata
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Main identification features
  • snout short, broad, angular
  • tail : narrow, 1 row spines, last spine between ds
  • pelvic: rear border concave


Disc relatively broad; snout broadly angular, short, without fleshy projection; rear margin of expanded pelvic fin straight to concave; tail relatively short, with relatively narrow base; dorsal fins separate; spines before and after eye; thorns on disc either absent or only between eyes, on and before nape, along middle of back; thorns in a single row along top of tail, last one between the 2 dorsal fins; male claspers flattened, finely pointed.

A temperate genus restricted to both sides of south America, with 4 species, one of which extends into the southern part of the tropical eastern Pacific.

  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Cope, E. D., 1877., Synopsis of the cold blooded vertebrata, procured by Prof. James Orton during his exploration of Peru in 1876-77., Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc., 17:33-49.
  • Hildebrand, S.F., 1946., A descriptive catalog of the shore fishes of Peru., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 189:1-530.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.


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