Smalleye Flounder, Arnoglossus micrommatus Amaoka, Arai & Gomon 1997


A Smalleye Flounder, Arnoglossus micrommatus, trawled off Esperance, Western Australia, May 2014. Source: Chris Dowling / Flickr. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale greyish-brown flounder with three dusky spots along the straight part of the lateral line, widely spaced small dark spots along the pelvic, dorsal and anal fins, and a whitish underside. The species has a prominent hump on the snout before the eyes.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Arnoglossus micrommatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Oct 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/943

Smalleye Flounder, Arnoglossus micrommatus Amaoka, Arai & Gomon 1997

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Distribution

Endemic to southern Australia, from the Gulf St Vincent, South Australia, to off Albany, Western Australia.
Inhabits sandy areas in depths to 60 m.

Features

Dorsal fin 87-97; Anal fin 67-76; Pectoral fin 9-12; Pelvic fin 6; Caudal fin 14-16; Gill rakers 6-8; Lateral line scales 52-62; Vertebrae 11 + 28-29 = 39-40.
Body depth 43-47% SL; head length 20-25% SL; upper eye diameter 18-24% HL; upper jaw length 32-35% HL; prominent hump on snout in front of eyes; gill rakers serrated on posterior margin; scales ctenoid on eyed side, very weakly attached.

Fisheries

Occurs in prawn trawl grounds.

Etymology

The specific name micrommatus, is derived from the Greek mikros (= small) and omma (= eye), in reference to the small eyes. 

Species Citation

Arnoglossus micrommatus Amaoka, Arai & Gomon 1997, Ichthyological Research 44(2): 131, fig. 1. Type locality: off Albany, Western Australia, depth 12-16 m. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Smalleye Flounder, Arnoglossus micrommatus Amaoka, Arai & Gomon 1997

References


Amaoka, K., Arai, M. & Gomon, M.F. 1997. A new species of Arnoglossus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from the southwestern coast of Australia. Ichthyological Research 44(2-3): 131-136 figs 1-3 https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02678692

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Bothidae. pp. 844-850, figs 747-752 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. (as Arnoglossus sp.)

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Family Bothidae.pp 808-810 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37460059

Depth:5-60 m

Max Size:17 cm TL

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