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


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.

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Amaoka, K., Arai, M. & Gomon, M.F. A new species ofArnoglossus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from the southwestern coast of Australia. Ichthyological Research 44, 131–136 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02678692

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Key words

  • Arnoglossus micrommatus
  • new species
  • Western Australia