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Arnoglossus laterna  (Walbaum, 1792)

Mediterranean scaldfish
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Portugal country information

Common names: Carta, Carta-do-Mediterrâneo
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Found in Tagus estuary (Ref. 51031).
National Checklist: Portugal
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Nielsen, J.G., 1986
National Database: Portuguese Freshwater Fishes

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 32766)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 200 m (Ref. 4704), usually 10 - 100 m (Ref. 35388)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 62°N - 17°S, 18°W - 34°E

Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Angola. Also known from the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-93; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 74 - 82. Very thin body. None of the dorsal finrays are prolonged (Ref. 4704). Lateral line with a marked curve over the pectoral fin. Behind the pelvic fins two backward curved thorns. Body slender, translucent and shaped like a sole (Ref. 35388).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Live on mixed or muddy bottoms. Feed on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 4704).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest

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Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=3; tmax=7.5)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)