Poecilopsetta colorata Günther, 1880
Coloured righteye flounder
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Poecilopsettidae (Bigeye flounders)
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 214 - 800 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Bay of Bengal to the South China Sea and Indonesia (Ref. 9792).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 56-61; Anal soft rays: 46-50; Vertebrae: 38-39. Body depth 1.9 to 2.6 times in SL. Upper-jaw length 3 to 3.5 times in head length (Ref 12933).
Biology:  Rare. Feeds on small benthic animals.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.06.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.19
Checked by: Hensley, Dannie - 03.10.95

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