Symphurus pusillus (Goode & Bean, 1885)
Northern tonguefish
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 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 102 - 233 m
 Distribution:  Northwestern Atlantic: east coast of the United States, from off Long I., New York, south to Florida and to the eastern Gulf of Mexico, westward to deSoto Submarine Canyon; common on the continental shelf between Cape Hatteras and southern Florida.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits bays and shallow coastal waters (Ref. 7251); with mud substrates. Sexual maturity occurs at approximately 4 cm SL (Ref. 26268).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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