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Kamoharaia megastoma  (Kamohara, 1936)

Wide-mouthed flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Kamoharaia: Because of T. Kamoharai, Japanese contemporary ichthyologist.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal.   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3131)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 109-112; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 84 - 86. Mouth extremely large, maxillary strongly protruding beyond the tip of the snout anteriorly, and extending far beyond lower eye posteriorly. Upper jaw with 3 to 4 pairs of larger teeth anteriorly, and lower jaw with 3 pairs of curved strong canines anteriorly. Pectoral fin dark.

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Western Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan to the Indo-Australian Archipelago (including western Australia).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms at depths of about 800 m (Ref. 9824). Rarely caught with bottom trawls (Ref. 9824).

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Sainsbury, K.J., P.J. Kailola and G.G. Leyland, 1985. Continental shelf fishes of the northern and north-western Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research; Clouston & Hall and Peter Pownall Fisheries Information Service, Canberra, Australia. 375 p. (Ref. 3131)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00434 - 0.02305), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .