Hygophum proximum   Becker,  1965 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 5 cm SL

Mature males with large, single, black-edged supracaudal gland, about 3/4 or more of the supracaudal space, mature females with 2 infracaudal glands, has a larger supracaudal gland than any other species of the genus. Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 – 21. Anal organs 12.

Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae.

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Habitat:  Pelagic


Literature Source(s)
  • Harris, SA; Cyrus, DP and Forbes, AT (1995) The larval fish assemblage at the mouth of the Kosi estuary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 351-364 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Harris, SA and Cyrus, DP (1999) Composition, abundance and seasonality of fish larvae in the mouth of harbour, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 21 19-39 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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