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Jump to next section Summary of Spinipterus
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 80mm, average 80mm, most commonly 80mm. 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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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Spinipterus sp. (1) (81.25%)
2. Spinipterus acsi (18.75%)

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