Symphurus civitatium Ginsburg, 1951
Offshore tonguefish

Lengua gatita

Symphurus civitatium
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 73 m
 Distribution:  Northwestern Atlantic: North Carolina (Cape Hatteras) to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits bays and shallow coastal waters.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Museum: West of Campeche, IMS 544. Campeche, Yucatan, USNM 291318. Lagunas de Terminos, GCRL 16383. Lagunas el Carmen, Tabasco, GCRL 16384 (Ref. 26268). Also Ref. 10879.

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.04.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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