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Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus  Günther, 1862

Fivespot 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: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 38 - 150 m (Ref. 9774).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Japan, Korea, and Indo-China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); common length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 47703)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 68-76; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 53 - 57; Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Body pale brownish, with 2 ocelli above and below lateral line and 1 ocellus on posterior third of straight section of lateral line. Teeth in upper jaw small and close-set. Gill rakers long and slender. Soft ray count of pectoral fin refers to that on ocular side (Ref 9774). Body with many ocelli (Ref. 559).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mud and sand bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 9774, 11230). Feeds on small benthic crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 9774). Marketed fresh and salt-dried (Ref. 9774).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)

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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