Related FAQs: Flatfishes,
/The Conscientious Marine
of the Family Bothidae
Marine. Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Eyes sinistral (on the
left side). Pelvic fin base longer on the eyed side and anterior on the
body to that on the blind side. Pelvic and pectoral fin rays not
branched. Pelvic fins lack a spine. Eggs with only a single oil globule
|Bothus mancus (Broussonet 1782), the Flowery
Flounder. To 42 cm. in length. Indo-Pacific; East Africa to
Hawai'i, Cocos I. Fiji pix.
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|Bothus pantherhinus (Ruppell 1830), the
Leopard Flounder. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, all of Indian Ocean to
Hawai'i, Marquesas. To 39 cm. Found on sandy, silty bottoms.
Males with prominent long pectoral fin on upper side. N. Sulawesi
pix of a female and male detail. Second row. Female and male
profiles showing the short and long pectoral fins.
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