Fison's Flounder, Arnoglossus fisoni Ogilby 1898

Other Names: Fison's Lefteye Flounder, Scald Fish

Fison's Flounder, Arnoglossus fisoni. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A sandy-grey flounder with numerous small, darker ocelli on the eyed-side, a narrow yellowish band along the base of the interspinous rays of the dorsal and anal fins running parallel with the upper and lower profiles of the body, and small darker and lighter spots on the fins.

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Bray, D.J. 2024, Arnoglossus fisoni in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 May 2024,

Fison's Flounder, Arnoglossus fisoni Ogilby 1898

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Endemic to eastern Australia from the Northumberland Island Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to Jervis Bay, New South Wales. Inhabits soft sediment areas at depths to 50 m.


Ogilby had "... much  pleasure in naming this pretty little species for my friend Mr. Cecil S. Fison, Inspector of Fisheries for Queensland, from whom I  received much kindness and useful information during my recent  visit to Brisbane."

Species Citation

Arnoglossus fisoni Ogilby 1898, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 23(3): 295. Type locality: off Caloundra Head, Moreton Bay, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2024


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Fison's Flounder, Arnoglossus fisoni Ogilby 1898


Amaoka, K., Matsuura, K. & Carpenter, K.E. 2020. Arnoglossus fisoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T143819428A143844402. Accessed on 27 February 2024.

Hensley, D.A. & Amaoka, K. 2001. Bothidae. pp. 3799-3841 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. 

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. 

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] 

Ogilby, J.D. 1898. New genera and species of fishes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 23(3): 280-299 See ref at BHL

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CAAB Code:37460043

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:3-50 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

Max Size:13 cm TL


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