Spotted Deepsea Flounder, Mancopsetta maculata (Günther 1880)

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A large flounder found in the Southern Ocean, the South Atlantic and South Indian oceans.
Pelvic fin on eyed side with 7 rays, much larger than that on blind side which contains 5 rays; caudal fin rounded.  

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Spotted Deepsea Flounder, Mancopsetta maculata (Günther 1880)


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Depth:100-1115 m

Max Size:50 cm SL

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