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Glyptocephalus cynoglossus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Witch flounder
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Glyptocephalus: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino demersal; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 18 - 1570 m (Ref. 5951), usually 45 - 366 m (Ref. 6263).   Temperate; 2°C - 6°C (Ref. 6263), preferred 6°C (Ref. 107945); 74°N - 35°N, 79°W - 26°E

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Northern Spain to northern Norway. Western Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence and Grand Banks in Canada to North Carolina in USA (Ref. 7251).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 30.4  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4705); peso máximo publicado: 2.5 kg (Ref. 35388); edad máxima reportada: 25 años (Ref. 6263)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 95-120; Radios blandos anales: 85 - 102. Pectoral fin of eyed side shorter than head. Distal part of pectoral fin blackish (Ref. 232). Large mucus pores on the blind side of the head. Uniform coloration, rough scales. Body elongated with complete straight lateral line (Ref. 35388).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabits soft mud bottoms in fairly deep water (Ref. 9988). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, brittle stars (Ref. 9988) and fishes (Ref. 58426). Marketed fresh or frozen; eaten steamed, fried, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Eggs and larvae are pelagic.

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Amaoka, Kunio | Colaboradores

Cooper, J.A. and F. Chapleau, 1998. Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification. Fish. Bull. 96(4):686-726. (Ref. 30193)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesquerías: comercial
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