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Pseudorhombus diplospilus  Norman, 1926

Four twin-spot flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Pseudorhombus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, rhombos = paralelogram (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Norman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 75 m (Ref. 11790).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: South China Sea to the Indo-Australian Archipelago (including Western Australia).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-81; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 61 - 64. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 11-12 soft rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow water (10 m) on mud and sand bottoms of coastal zones (Ref. 9774) to a depth of 150 m (Ref. 9494). Feeds on small benthic animals (Ref. 9774). Caught mainly with prawn trawls (Ref. 9774). Marketed fresh and considered a good food fish.

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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