Cyclopeltis rigida

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Cyclopeltis rigida


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea (known only from the type collection).


Cyclopeltis rigida agrees in scales with C. crenata but differs in its much smaller rigid pinnae, the lower ones gradually reduced.

Cyclopeltis rigida has pinnae about the same length as those of C. kingii (Hance) Tagawa from the Caroline Islands, but the latter has thin pinnae differently shaped. The scales of the type of C. kingii are not well preserved but do appear to have marginal teeth distally.