IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol)
Hippoglossina bollmani Gilbert, 1890

Spotted flounder

Body elongate, height 36-38% of SL; head length 33% of SL; eyes on left side, parallel, large, close together;  mouth long; 38-44% head length, ends under middle of lower eye; teeth small, ~ equal sized, equally developed on both jaws; gill rakers long and slender, 11-13; 60-65 dorsal rays, origin of dorsal over top eye; 46-51 anal rays; pectoral short, eye-side fin ~ 50% length of head; bases of pelvics symmetric on sides, urinary papilla on eye side, immediately behind level of anus; lateral line extending onto head, with branches to upper eye and below lower eye, strongly arched over pectoral fin; scales large, without small accessory scales; eye side scales rough, blind side scales rough rearwards from between gill opening and end of lateral line arch; 67-75 lateral line scales.

Eye side grey-brown, with small round blue spots;  3-4 large, conspicuous spots along each edge of body, tail with dark spots on base and 2 dark outer bars, dorsal and anal dark with small white spots and row of large dark spots near base, pectoral and pelvic dark; blind side white.

Size: 20 cm.

Habitat: soft and rubble bottoms.

Depth: 18-191 m.

Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, the Galapagos and Cocos.   


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