Ocellated Tonguesole, Cynoglossus quadriocellatus Fricke 2021



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Bray, D.J. 2021, Cynoglossus quadriocellatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Aug 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/5610

Ocellated Tonguesole, Cynoglossus quadriocellatus Fricke 2021

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Distribution

Western Australia: Shark Bay to the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, at depths to 48 m. Inhabits sandy areas in tide pools to 48 m depth.

Etymology

The specific name quadriocellatus is from the Latin quadri- (= four) and ocellatus (= ocellate), in reference to the four ocellated spots on the eyed side: 'belly on eyed side with two large black ocelli, posterior part of tail with a large black ocellus each at dorsal and ventral margin'.

Species Citation

Cynoglossus quadriocellatus Fricke 2021, FishTaxa 18: 7, Figs 103. Type locality: Western Australia, Dampier Archipelago, 5.8 nautical miles northeast of Rosemary Island, 20º24.01’S, 116º41.28’E - 20º24.16’S, 116º40.83’E, 34 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Ocellated Tonguesole, Cynoglossus quadriocellatus Fricke 2021

References


Fricke, R. 2021. Cynoglossus quadriocellatus, a new species of tonguesole from Western Australia (Teleostei: Cynoglossidae). FishTaxa 18: 6-17.

Quick Facts


Depth:1-48 m

Habitat:Sandy areas

Max Size:16.5 cm SL

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