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Pseudorhombus argus Weber, 1913

Peacock flounder
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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: Weber.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 13 - 78 m (Ref. 9494), usually 15 - 25 m (Ref. 9774).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); common length : 17.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 67-72; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 51 - 55. Body brownish, 2 double or tripe ocelli above and below lateral line and 1 on posterior third of straight section of lateral line. Many dark spots and rings scattered on body and median fins. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 12-13 rays. Pelvic fins short based, subequal and sub symmetrical in position, posterior 3-4 rays branched.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms (Ref. 9774). Feeds on small benthic animals (Ref. 9774). Caught mainly with bottom prawn trawls (Ref. 9774).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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

Kailola, P.J., 1991. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. III. Gobiidae to Molidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. 153 p. (Ref. 6771)

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): 24.5 - 29, mean 28 (based on 310 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   ±0.37 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 (27 of 100) .