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Pseudorhombus jenynsii  (Bleeker, 1855)

Smalltooth flounder
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Pseudorhombus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, rhombos = paralelogram (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 150 m (Ref. 9563).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: most coasts of Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132); common length : 22.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); max. published weight: 1.5 kg (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65-74; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 51 - 60. Body brownish, 2 conspicuous ocelli above and below lateral line and 1 or 2 ocelli on posterior part of straight section of lateral line, a dark blotch at junction of straight and curved portions of lateral line. Upper profile of head distinctly notched in front of upper eye. A line connecting base of first dorsal-fin ray and posterior nostril on eyed side crosses maxilla. Origin of dorsal fin slightly before anterior margin of upper eye and just above or behind posterior nostril on blind side. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 11-12 soft rays (Ref 9774).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in estuaries and offshore over sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 9563). Feeds on various benthic animals (Ref. 9774). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9774) and is considered an excellent food fish.

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

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




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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