Poecilopsetta inermis

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Poecilopsetta inermis (Breder, 1927)

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Poecilopsettidae (Bigeye flounders)
Etymology: Poecilopsetta: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 182 - 793 m (Ref. 41434).   Deep-water; 23°N - 4°N, 89°W - 51°W

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Western Central Atlantic: Tobago Island and Suriname (Ref. 26912); and Belize (Ref. 41434).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36347)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-64; Anal soft rays: 49 - 55. Pectoral fin rays ocular side 7-12, blind 7-10. Pelvic fin rays on both sides 6. Body somewhat oval. Head small, compressed (21.8-27.8% SL). Mouth oblique, small, almost asymmetrical on both sides. Scales small, deciduous, on ocular side mostly ctenoid, cycloid on cleithrum and urohyal; blind side cycloid. Snout, eyes, jaws, and dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins without scales. Four longitudinal series of melanophores (present as spots) on ocular side, six series on blind side.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Hoshino, K., 2000. Redescription of a rare flounder, Poecilopsetta inermis (Breder) (Pleuronectiformes: Pleuronectidae: Poecilopsettinae), a senior synonym of P. albomarginata Reid, from the Caribbean Sea and tropical western Atlantic. Ichthyol. Res. 47(1):95-100. (Ref. 36347)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 October 2018

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.1 - 18.4, mean 13.4 °C (based on 41 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .