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Wattsia mossambica

(Wattsia mossambica)

Description

Wattsia mossambica, the Mozambique large-eye bream, is a species of emperor native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It is a deep-water fish, being found along the outer edges of the continental shelves at depths of from 100 to 180 metres (330 to 590 ft). This species grows to a length of 55 centimetres (22 in) TL though most do not exceed 35 centimetres (14 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lethrinidae
Genus:Wattsia
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