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Guentheridia formosa
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Guentheridia formosa

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Guentheridia formosa
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Guentheridia formosa

Guentheridia formosa
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Guentheridia formosa

© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
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Main identification features
  • nasal organ = papilla with cross tube
  • body elongate, oval
  • fins blunt
  • back and sides with small prickles


Body an elongate ovoid; nasal organ consists of a low, broad papilla, with 2 large holes and a cluster of small pits on the inside of the papilla; tail and fins blunt.

This genus contains a single species, which is endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific.

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  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
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