Setipinna paxtoni Wongratana, 1987
Humpback hairfin anchovy
Setipinna paxtoni
photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Coiliinae
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: northern coast of Western Australia at Medusa Bank, Cambridge Gulf, but presumably elsewhere along that coast.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 51-54. Rather hump-backed, belly with 18 0r 19 + 7 or 8 = 25 to 27 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Lower gill rakers with serrae not distinctly clumped. Pectoral filament long, reaching to base of 27th to 41st anal fin ray.
Biology:  No data on habitat and biology, but presumably marine in coastal waters and perhaps entering estuaries.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 February 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.07.94

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