Huysman's Flounder, Samariscus huysmani Weber 1913

Other Names: Huysman's Righteye Flounder

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Dianne J. Bray, Samariscus huysmani in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Dec 2023,

Huysman's Flounder, Samariscus huysmani Weber 1913

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Known from continental shelf waters of the Northwest Shelf (Western Australia) and off Townsville to off Brisbane (Queensland). Elsewhere, widespread in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific.


Meristic features: Dorsal-fin rays 68-72; Anal-fin rays 55-57; Pectoral-fin rays 5; Lateral-line scales 70-75; Abdominal vertebrae 10; Caudal vertebrae 29.


To 11.5 cm TL.


Carnivore - feeds on small benthic invertebrates.


Taken as bycatch in commmercial fisheries.


IUCN Red List status: Samariscus huysmani has been assessed as Data Deficient on the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Species Citation

Samariscus huysmani Weber 1913, Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition: 420, Pl. 6 (fig. 6)

Type locality: Java Sea, 6°36.5'S, 114°55.5'E, Siboga station 318, depth 88 metres.


Dianne J. Bray

Huysman's Flounder, Samariscus huysmani Weber 1913


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37461015

Depth:98-131 m



Max Size:To 11.5 cm TL

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