Symphurus hondoensis Hubbs 1915

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Symphurus hondoensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2023,

Symphurus hondoensis Hubbs 1915

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SW of Scott Reef, Western Australia, depth 705 m. Elsewhere the species occurs in Japan and Taiwan. 


The CO1 genetic sequence of tissue from the only known Australian specimen matched those of Symphurus hondoensis in Lee et. al (2017). 


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Symphurus hondoensis Hubbs 1915


Hubbs, C.L. 1915. Flounders and soles from Japan collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries steamer "Albatross" in 1906. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 48(2082): 449-496, Pls. 25-27. See ref at BHL

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.

Lee, M.-Y., Munroe. T.A. & Kai, Y. 2016. Description of a new cryptic species of tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) from shallow waters off Japan. Ichthyological Research 64(1): 71–83.

Munroe, T.A. & Amaoka, K. 1998. Symphurus hondoensis Hubbs, 1915, a valid species of Western Pacific tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae). Ichthyological Research 45(4): 385-391,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37463026

Depth:390-815 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

Max Size:12 cm SL

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