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Pseudorhombus quinquocellatus  Weber & de Beaufort, 1929

Five-eyed 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: Weber, de Beaufort.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Taiwan and the South China Sea to Australia (Darwin to North West Cape).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); common length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 68-72; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 52 - 55; Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Body uniformly brownish, 2 ocelli above and below lateral line and 1 ocellus on posterior third of straight section of lateral line. Many indistinct rings scattered on body and median fins. Teeth in upper jaw small and close-set with3 or 4 pairs of canines anteriorly, teeth in lower jaw stronger and more widely spaced than those in upper jaw. Gill rakers pointed and rather short. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 12-13 rays (Ref 9774).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep waters on mud and sand bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 9774). Feeds on benthic animals (Ref. 4896). Marketed fresh and salt-dried (Ref. 9774).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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Sainsbury, K.J., P.J. Kailola and G.G. Leyland, 1985. Continental shelf fishes of the northern and north-western Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research; Clouston & Hall and Peter Pownall Fisheries Information Service, Canberra, Australia. 375 p. (Ref. 3131)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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