Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Acanthopsetta: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 900 m (Ref. 50550). Temperate; 66°N -
Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk to Japan and Korea (Ref. 559). Also occurs in the Bering Sea, 54°-66°N (Ref. 265).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 16.0, range 25 - 26 cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56370); max. published weight: 1.2 kg (Ref. 56370); max. reported age: 17 years (Ref. 56527)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Cooper, J.A. and F. Chapleau, 1998. Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification. Fish. Bull. 96(4):686-726. (Ref. 30193)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.6 - 9.6, mean 2.1 (based on 290 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00399 - 0.01256), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .