Spotfin Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus maculipinnis Rendahl 1921


Other Names: Spotted-fin Tongue-sole

Spotfin Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus maculipinnis. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A brown tongue sole with a pair of prominent round black spots on the rear third of the body.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Cynoglossus maculipinnis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/968

Spotfin Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus maculipinnis Rendahl 1921

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Distribution

Shark Bay, Western Australia, around the tropical north to off Iluka, New South Wales.

Etymology

The specific name maculipinnis is from the Latin maculatus (= spotted) and pinnis (= fin), in reference to the numerous brown spots on the fins.

Species Citation

Cynoglossus maculipinnis Rendahl 1921, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 61(9): 17. Type locality: 45 nautical miles west-southwest of Cape Jaubert, northwestern Australia, depth 72 feet.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Spotfin Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus maculipinnis Rendahl 1921

References


Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp. 

Menon, A.G.K. 1977. A systematic monograph of the tongue soles of the genus Cynoglossus Hamilton-Buchanan (Pisces : Cynoglossidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 238: 1-129 figs 1-48 pls 1-28 

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. 

Rendahl, H. 1921. Results of Dr. E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910–13. 28. Fische. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar, Stockholm 61(9): 1-24 figs 1-7 [dated 1920]

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37463003

Depth:6-66 m

Habitat:Silty-sand areas

Max Size:15 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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