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Syacium gunteri  Ginsburg, 1933

Shoal flounder
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Syacium: Greek, yagke, -es = cheek; diminutive (Cfr. Aaptosyax).   More on author: Ginsburg.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; salmastro associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 27 - 95 m (Ref. 7251).   Tropical, preferred ?; - 6°N

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Western Atlantic: northeastern Florida (USA), Gulf of Mexico, and the Antilles to Guyana.

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 9.6, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 7251); common length : 15.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5217)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found between the shore and 100 m depth, on sand or mud bottoms rich in organic matter. Feed mainly on shrimps (Penaeidae), amphipods, crustacean larvae and annelids. The whole life cycle develops on the continental shelf. During reproduction in May and September, adults gather in shallow waters of the estuaries and along the coast. Sexual activity takes place during the rainy season which corresponds to quite a large influx of organic matter, thereby ensuring food for the breeding fish. Sexual dimorphism affects the interorbital width and pectoral fin length of the hidden side. Juveniles remain planktonic for a long time with a high growth rate of >5% per day (Ref. 35237).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaboratori

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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