Symphurus urospilus Ginsburg, 1951
Spottail tonguefish
Symphurus urospilus
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  16.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 324 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA through the Gulf of Mexico to the Campeche Bank region off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Single record from Cuba.
 Biology:  Inhabits bays and shallow coastal waters.
 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 - 24.04.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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