IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol)
Hippoglossina macrops Steindachner, 1879

Big-eye flounder

Body elongate, height 42-45% of SL; head length 33% of SL; eyes on left side, parallel, large, close together;  mouth long, 33% head length, ends under middle of lower eye; teeth small, ~ equal sized, equally developed on both jaws; gill rakers long and slender, 12; 66-69 dorsal rays, origin of dorsal over top eye; 52-56 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 on rear 1/3 of body; 75-80 lateral line scales.

Eye side dark brown, with blue spots.

Size: 35 cm.

Habitat: soft bottoms.

Depth: 10-35 m.

Colombia to Chile.


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