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Bothus pantherinus

Rüppell, 1830

Leopard flounder

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell, 1830)
Synonyms :
Classification : Pleuronectiformes ( Flatfishes )
 
Name : Turbot-Léopard
Name : Leopard flounder
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Eyed side with dark spots, blotches and rings on body and median fins; 1 distinct dark blotch on middle of straight section of lateral line; narrow dark crossbars on eyed side of pectorals
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on benthic animals.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Sand
Inhabits sandy or silty sand, and muddy bottoms of inner reef flats and seaward reefs; juveniles frequently found in tide pools.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: throughout the Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.cfm?id=1321

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir la mer Rouge et l'océan Indien
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1996, 1997
Data sheet written by Chris , 18/01/2005

Updates :
Chris - 18/01/2005


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