Rhadinorhynchus pristis (Rudolphi, 1802)
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Family:  Rhadinorhynchidae ()
Max. size:  2 cm TL (male/unsexed); 1.71 cm TL (female)
Environment:  host; marine
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Western Pacific.
Diagnosis:  The proboscis is elongate, slender and cylindrical. Proboscis hooks are large and uniform in size (14-16 rows of 26 hooks each or 22-25 longitudinal rows of 36-40 hooks each) with a row of longer hooks at the base. A few hooks are present on one side of the anterior body. Females are large and orange in color, males smaller and cream-colored.
Biology:  7.6 cm (TL) Female maximum length from Ref. 359. In many offshore and some inshore fishes (Ref. 429).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 12.08.15

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