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Poecilopsetta macrocephala Hoshino, Amaoka & Last, 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) > Poecilopsettinae
Etymology: Poecilopsetta: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335);  macrocephala: From the Greek for large head, in reference to the size of the head of this species (Ref. 42962).  More on authors: Hoshino, Amaoka & Last.

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 555 m (Ref. 42962).   Deep-water

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Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from the continental slope off northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42962)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 62-66; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 53 - 56. 75-78 lateral line scales, large head (26.6-29.6% of SL), well-projected profile above upper eye, shallow body (34.9-37.3% of SL), large upper (11.6-12.3% of SL) and lower (11.3-13.0% of SL) eye diameters and orbit length (11.7-13.0% of SL), large upper (8.6-9.6% of SL [ocular side], 7.7-9.0% [blind side]) and lower (11.4-12.5% of SL [ocular side], 11.0-12.7% of [blind side]) jaws, pectoral fin on ocular side smaller than that on blind side (former 63-87% of latter in length), and 28-29 caudal vertebrae (Ref. 42962).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental slope (Ref. 42962).

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

Hoshino, K., K. Amaoka and P.R. Last, 2001. A new dextral flounder, Poecilopsetta macrocephala (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes: Poecilopsettidae), from northwestern Australia. Species Diversity 6:73-81. (Ref. 42962)

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .