Bigtooth Twinspot Flounder, Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman 1926


Other Names: Four Twinspot Flounder, Four Twin-spot Flounder, Twinspot Flounder, Twin-spot Flounder

Bigtooth Twinspot Flounder, Pseudorhombus diplospilus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A brown left-eyed flounder with four double ocelli arranged in a square on the upper side.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2020, Pseudorhombus diplospilus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/975

Bigtooth Twinspot Flounder, Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman 1926

More Info


Distribution

Onslow, Western Australia, to Hervey Bay, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west Pacific.
Inhabits sandy and muddy areas.

Features

Dorsal fin 75-81; Anal fin 61-64; Pectoral fin (eyed side) 11-12.

Etymology

The specific name diplospilos is from the Greek diplo (= double) and spilos (= mark or spot) in reference to the four double eyespots (two ocelli in one ring) on the eyed side of this species.

Species Citation

Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman 1926, Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. Endeavour 1909-1914 5(5): 226, fig. 1. Type locality: 3-7 miles northwest of Hervey Bay, Queensland, 9-11 fathoms. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Bigtooth Twinspot Flounder, Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman 1926

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Amaoka, K. & Hensley, D.A. 2001. Paralichthyidae. pp. 3842-3862 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. 

Blaber, S.J.M., Brewer, D.T. & Harris, A.N. 1994. Distribution, biomass and community structure of demersal fishes of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45(3): 375-396. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF9940375

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 

Norman, J.R. 1926. A report on the flatfishes (Heterosomata) collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour, with a synopsis of the flatfishes of Australia and a revision of the subfamily Rhombosoleinae. Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. Endeavour 1909-1914 5(5): 219-308 figs 1-15 

Ramm, D.C., Pender, P.J., Willing, R.S. & Buckworth, R.C. 1990. Large-scale spatial patterns of abundance within the assemblage of fish caught by prawn trawlers in Northern Australian waters. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 41(1): 79-95. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF9900079

Russell, B.C. & Houston, W. 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 6(1): 69-84 

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37460015

Depth:10-106 m

Habitat:Muddy & sandy areas

Max Size:40 cm SL

Species Image Gallery

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map