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Psettina iijimae  (Jordan & Starks, 1904)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Psettina: Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: southern Japan, southern Indonesia, and northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978). Reported from Taiwan (Ref. 5193).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9824)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-93; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 62 - 71. This species differs from other members of the genus by having dark spots along the upper and lower edges of its body, extending to basal part of the dorsal and anal fins, posterior part of the caudal fin and a dark band, upper limb of gill arch with gill rakers. This genus is characterized by having eyes separated by a bony ridge of very narrow space anteriorly and a ridge posteriorly, a small mouth about equal to eye diameter, ctenoid scales on ocular side armed with a row of hairlike spines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 9824). Feeds on small polychaetes, crustaceans, and fishes (Ref. 9824). Caught mainly with bottom shrimp trawls (Ref. 9824).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 16.7 - 27.9, mean 24.9 (based on 446 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00446 - 0.02348), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .