Ichthyological Research

, Volume 44, Issue 2–3, pp 131–136 | Cite as

A new species ofArnoglossus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from the southwestern coast of Australia

  • Kunio Amaoka
  • Masahito Arai
  • Martin F. Gomon


A new bothid flounder,Arnoglossus micrommatus, is described from the southwestern coast of Australia (off Albany, Western Australia). This species is distinguished from other species ofArnoglossus by combination of the following characters: gill-rakers serrated on posterior margin; upper jaw length 2.83–3.12 in head length (HL); upper eye diameter 4.17–5.51 in HL; scales in lateral line 52–62; vertebrae 11+28−29=3t-40.

Key words

Arnoglossus micrommatus new species Western Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Amaoka
    • 1
  • Masahito Arai
    • 2
  • Martin F. Gomon
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Marine Zoology, Faculty of FisheriesHokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan
  2. 2.Ibaraki Fisheries Administration DivisionMitoJapan
  3. 3.Department of IchthyologyNational Museum of VictoriaMelbourneAustralia

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