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Diagnostic Description

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Upper surface wholly prickly, underside almost entirely prickly; orbital thorns separate, a regular row of 21-25 large thorns from nape to first dorsal fin; upper surface dark brown with a constant pattern of irregular light spots forming broad undulating transverse bands with narrower unspotted bands between, underside white, but grey on snout and broad dark margin to disc from behind midpoint of anterior margin, also blackish at tip of tail (Ref. 3167).
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Gert Boden
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous (Ref. 3167). Paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 0
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Trophic Strategy

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Feeds on all kinds of benthic animals.
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Drina Sta. Iglesia
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Biology

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Feeds on all kinds of benthic animals (Ref. 3167). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Eggs have horn-like projections on the shell (Ref. 205).
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Susan M. Luna
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Importance

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fisheries: commercial
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Habitat

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Known from seamounts and knolls
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Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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