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Hippoglossina oblonga  (Mitchill, 1815)

American fourspot flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Hippoglossina: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).

Issue
This species is placed in the genus Paralichthys Girard, 1858 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870) following various check-lists and faunas. We follow T. Munroe (pers. comm., June 2011) keeping it in Hippoglossina.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 311 m (Ref. 5951).   Temperate, preferred ?; 42°N - 24°N, 81°W - 59°W

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Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) and Georges Bank to southern Florida, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in bays and sounds in the north range; in progressively deeper water to 275 m or more off Florida, USA.

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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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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