Laeops nigromaculatus von Bonde, 1922
Blackspotted flounder
Laeops nigromaculatus
photo by FAO

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 100 - 290 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and Natal, South Africa. Northwest Pacific: Japan. Probably occurring in the Western Central Pacific (Ref. 9824).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 100-100; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 82-83. Mouth small and asymmetrical, dentition developed only on blind side of jaws. First 2 rays of dorsal fin not detached from others, 1st, 3 rays a little prolonged. Body scattered with many small spots.
Biology:  Feeds on benthic animals (Ref. 9824).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.03.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Amaoka, Kunio - 04.10.95

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