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Engyprosopon maldivensis  (Regan, 1908)

Olive wide-eyed flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Engyprosopon: Greek, eggys = nearly + Greek,prosopon = a face (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 215 m (Ref. 9558), usually 30 - 75 m (Ref. 9558).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Maldives, Philippines, Borneo, northern and northwestern Australia, Coral Sea, Taiwan, and southern Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9824)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 79-83; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 60 - 64. Caudal fin without a pair of jet-black blotches. Mouth rather large, maxillary extending below middle of lower eye. Pectoral rays elongated into filaments, greatly longer than head length.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Amaoka, K., E. Mihara and J. Rivaton, 1993. Pisces, Pleuronectiformes: Flatfishes from the waters around New Caledonia. - A revision of the genus Engyprosopon. p. 377-426. In A. Crosnier (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Volume 22. Mém. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. (158):377-426. (Ref. 9558)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.1 - 28.2, mean 26.8 (based on 294 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00442 - 0.02369), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .