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Cynoglossus crepida  Fricke, Golani & Appelbaum-Golani, 2017

Bluntnose deepwater tonguesole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) > Cynoglossinae
Etymology: Cynoglossus: Greek, kyon = dog + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335);  crepida: Name from Latin 'crepida' meaning sole of a slipper or sandal, referring to the sole-like shape; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 440 m (Ref. 114855).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Red Sea. Israel (Gulf of Aqaba).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114855)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 115; Anal soft rays: 103. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 115; A 103; caudal-fin rays 8; snout is relatively long and bluntly rounded; head length 25% SL, snout length 10% SL (40% HL); the eyes are not contiguous; corner of mouth is nearer to posterior edge of opercle than to tip of snout; side with eye with 3 lateral lines, 104 lateral-line scales, 17 scale rows between midlateral and dorsolateral lines; blind side without lateral lines; ctenoid scales on both sides; gill chamber and peritoneum are black (Ref. 114855).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fricke, R., D. Golani and B. Appelbaum-Golani, 2017. Cynoglossus crepida, a new species of tonguesole from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Teleostei: Cynoglossidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 25:77-87. (Ref. 114855)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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