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Bothus mancus



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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

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Common Names in English:

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

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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

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Common Names in Hawaiian:

'ui'ui, Paki'i, Paku

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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

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Common Names in Portuguese:

Areeiro Tropical

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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

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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].

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Feeds on fishes , crabs and shrimps.


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


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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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 04, 2008:



  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. <>. Downloaded on 30 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06