Small-lip Tongue Sole, Symphurus sp.

Small-lip Tongue Sole, Symphurus microrhynchus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

In Australia, this species was previously misidentified as Symphurus microrhynchus.

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Symphurus sp. in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Sep 2023,

Small-lip Tongue Sole, Symphurus sp.

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Northwest of Browse Island, Western Australia, to north of Goulburn Island, Northern Territory.


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Small-lip Tongue Sole, Symphurus sp.


Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 (as Symphurus microrhynchus)

Lee, M.-Y. & Munroe, T. A. 2021. Unraveling cryptic diversity among shallow-water tonguefishes (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) from the Indo-West Pacific region, with descriptions of five new species. Zootaxa 5039(1): 1–55.

Munroe, T.A. 2001. Soleidae, Cynoglossidae. pp. 3878-3901 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. 

Munroe, T.A. 2006. New western Indian Ocean tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae, Symphurus). Copeia 2006(2): 230-234 

Munroe, T.A. & Marsh, B.N. 1997. Taxonomic status of three nominal species of Indo-Pacific symphurine tonguefishes (Symphurus: Cynoglossidae: Perciformes). Ichthyological Research 44(2): 189-200 figs 1-3, (as Symphurus microrhynchus)

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CAAB Code:37463023

Depth:to 242 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

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