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Down arrow Summary of Spinipterus
Pronounced spi NIP terr uss.
Identification Some of the unique features which distinguish Spinipterus from other auchenipterids are: pectoral and dorsal-fin spines with four prominent rows of serrations; lateral margin of the skull roofing bones ornamented with a single row of spines; and adducted dorsal fin rests into a mid-dorsal groove. Spinipterus also differs from most other auchenipterid genera by having lower counts for some fin rays.
Size Smallest 80mm, largest 105mm, average 92mm, most commonly 105mm. All SL.
Species There are 2 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Spinipterus moijiri (82.35%)
2. Spinipterus acsi (17.65%)
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