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Bothus mancus

(Flounder)

Overview

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Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Tropiese Botvis

Common Names in Austronesian (Other):

Limasepeli, Lippar-Lippar, Mesapaliy

Common Names in Carolinian:

Limasepeli, Lippar-Lippar, Mesapaliy

Common Names in Chinese:

凹吻鲆, 蒙鮃

Common Names in Creole, French:

Sole

Common Names in Creoles and Pidgins, French:

Sole

Common Names in Danish:

Blomsterhvarre

Common Names in Divehi:

Velimadi

Common Names in English:

Flounder, Flowery Flounder, Manyray Flatfish, Manyray Fllatfish, Peacock Flounder, Sole, Tropical Conger, Tropical Flounder

Common Names in Fijian:

Davilai

Common Names in French:

Barbue Ocell?e, Barbue Ocell, Barbue Ocellée, Rombou Tropical, Rombou Tropicale, Sole Tropicale, Turbot Tropical

Common Names in Gela:

Paepangge Pana

Common Names in German:

Pfauenaugenbutt

Common Names in Hawaiian:

'ui'ui, Paki'i, Paku

Common Names in Italian:

Rombo

Common Names in Japanese:

Mondarumagarei

Common Names in Kumak:

Peenan

Common Names in Malay:

Tampar Perempuan

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

凹吻鮃, 凹吻鲆, 扁魚, 扁鱼, 皇帝魚, 皇帝鱼, 蒙鮃, 蒙鲆

Common Names in Marshallese:

Badej, Berej

Common Names in Other:

Parapatiki

Common Names in Palauan:

Ali

Common Names in Portuguese:

Areeiro Tropical

Common Names in Samoan:

Ali

Common Names in Spanish:

Lenguado Isle?o, Lenguado Isle, Lenguado Isleño, Lenguado Tropical

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Lenguado Isleño, Lenguado tropical

Common Names in Tagalog:

Dapa, Dapang Bilog

Common Names in Tahitian:

Pati'i

Description

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Habitat

Inhabits sandy bottoms of coastal coral reefs[1], generally in shallow water[2]. Occasionally rests on bare rock (Ref. 1602). May be found at depths of 0 to 150 meters.

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -6,737 meters (0 to -22,103 feet).[3]

Ecology: Bothus mancus lives on sand near coral reefs and reef flats (FAO 2001), and is also found on gravel substrata . It  feeds on small benthic crustaceans and fishes . This species is commonly observed in shallow water but can be found to 150 m. [4].

List of Habitats :

Biology

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Diet

Feeds on fishes , crabs and shrimps.

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Platophrys mancusPlatophrys mancus (Broussonet • Pleuronectes barffiPleuronectes barffi Curtis • Pleuronectes mancusPleuronectes mancus Broussonet

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 27-Oct-1995

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Bothus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 20 species and subspecies in this genus:

B. bleekeri (Brown Lefteye Flounder) · B. constellatus (Pacific Eyed Flounder) · B. guibei (Guinean Flounder) · B. imperialis (Imperial Scaldfish) · B. leopardinus (Pacific Leopard Flounder (FB)) · B. lunatus (Peacock Flounder) · B. maculiferus (Maculated Flounder) · B. mancus (Flowery Flounder) · B. mellissi (St. Helena Flounder) · B. myriaster (Indo-Pacific Oval Flounder) · B. ocellatus (Eyed Flounder) · B. ovalis (Panther Flounder) · B. pantherinus (Flounder) · B. pellucida (Transparent Flounder) · B. podas (Wide-Bodied Pipefish) · B. podas africanus (Wide-Eyed Flounder) · B. podas maderensis (Wide-Eyed Flounder) · B. podas podas (Wide-Eyed Flounder) · B. robinsi (Spottail Flounder) · Arnoglossus macrolophus (Golden Pike-Characin)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 04, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Fischer, W., I. Sousa, C. Silva, A. de Freitas, J.M. Poutiers, W. Schneider, T.C. Borges, J.P. Feral and A. Massinga (1990). Fichas FAO de identificaçao de espécies para actividades de pesca. Guia de campo das espécies comerciais marinhas e de águas salob ... [back]
  2. Hensley, D.A. (1995). Bothidae. Lenguados. p. 931-936. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. ... [back]
  3. Mean = -2,055.050 meters (-6,742.290 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,627.940 based on 78 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  4. Fricke, R., Munroe, T., Nielsen, J.G. & Tyler, J. 2010. Bothus mancus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-21