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Pseudorhombus malayanus  Bleeker, 1865

Malayan flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Pseudorhombus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, rhombos = paralelogram (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 27 m (Ref. 11790).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf east to India; throughout the Malay Peninsula to the Philippines and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9774)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 72-74; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 58 - 59. Body brownish, a small dark blotch at junction of straight and curved parts of lateral line. Body deep ovoid, its depth 1.8 to 2 times in SL. Head length 3.1 to 3.3 times in SL. Upper-eye diameter 5.3 to 5.9 times in head length. Maxilla extending to below posterior margin of lower eye. Upper-jaw length 2.3 to 2.4 times in head length. Teeth in upper jaw small and close-set laterally, and enlarged anteriorly. Teeth in lower jaw stronger and more widely spaced than those of upper jaw. Pectoral fin on ocular side with 12-13 soft rays (Ref 9774).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the muddy and sandy trawling grounds of the continental shelf. Feeds on benthic organisms. Sold mostly fresh in markets.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Nielsen, J.G., 1984. Bothidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 1. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3322)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 98 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00369 - 0.01635), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.