Filimanus sealei (Jordan & Richardson, 1910)
Eightfinger threadfin
photo by Motomura, H.

Family:  Polynemidae (Threadfins)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia (Ref. 95025), Philippines, to the Solomon Islands. Occurrence in Australia needs confirmation.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Distinguished by having eight (occasionally seven) pectoral filaments, not reaching midpoint of anal fin; depth of posterior margin of maxilla less than eye diameter; snout pointed; body in life usually blue above and silvery below (Ref. 39607); 11 anal-fin soft rays; 46-50 gill rakers; depth of posterior margin of maxilla less than eye diameter (Ref. 95025).
Biology:  Reaches at least 15 cm SL (Ref. 57343).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.08.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.04.14

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