Large-scale righteye flounder

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Large-scale righteye flounder
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Nematops
Species: N. grandisquama
Binomial name
Nematops grandisquama

The large-scale righteye flounder (Nematops grandisquama) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on saltwater bottoms at depths of between 108 and 180 metres (354 and 591 ft). Its natural habitat is the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific, from Bali to Indonesia and the southwest coast of India. It can grow up to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) in length.[1]

Description

The large-scale right-eye flounder is, as its name suggests, a right-eyed flatfish. It has a slender body, 2.2 to 2.4 times long as it is wide, with a short pectoral fin. It has a tentacle on each eye.[1]

Diet

The diet of the large-scale right-eye flounder consists of small zoobenthos organisms.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Froese, Ranier; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (6 October 2010). "Nematops macrochirus". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-09-02.


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