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Pseudorhombus megalops Fowler, 1934

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

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 270 m (Ref. 9494).   Deep-water

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Western Central Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 311)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 67-70; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 50 - 53. Color of preserved specimens tan to dark grey on the ocular side; tan or whitish on the blind side. Pectoral fin rays 11-13 on ocular side; 11-12 on blind side. Pelvic fin of ocular side with black spot and shorter than that on the blind side. Gill rakers elongate and pointed. 1st interhemal spine stout.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mud and sand bottoms (Ref. 9774). Feeds on crustaceans and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9774).

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

Hensley, D.A. and K. Amaoka, 1989. A redescription of Pseudorhombus megalops, with comments on Cephalopsetta ventrocellata (Osteichthyes: Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 102(3):577-585. (Ref. 2688)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.7 - 20.8, mean 15 (based on 37 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00379 - 0.01665), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .