Symphurus nigrescens Rafinesque, 1810
Tonguesole
Symphurus nigrescens
photo by Patzner, R.

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 1140 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Angola, St. Helena and Ascension islands northwards to Portugal (including Azores) and Mediterranean.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs on mud or sand bottoms of the continental slope and shelf (Ref. 2683).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 24.10.90
 Modified by: Bingaman Lackey, Laurie - 24.04.13
 Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 11.09.95

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