Arnoglossus macrolophus Alcock, 1889
Large-crested lefteye flounder
Arnoglossus macrolophus
photo by FAO

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 18 - 141 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Red Sea, through the northern Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, north to southern Japan and south to the Indo-Australian Archipelago and New Caledonia. Report from Madagascar needs confirmation.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 83-98; Anal soft rays: 65-77; Vertebrae: 41-42. Body with a large dark spot posteriorly on the base of both the dorsal and anal fins and with elongated anterior rays in the dorsal fin.
Biology:  Inhabits sand, mud, and gravel bottoms (Ref. 9824). Feeds on benthic animals (Ref. 8924).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.05.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Amaoka, Kunio - 04.10.95

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