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Arnoglossus thori  Kyle, 1913

Thor's scaldfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Arnoglossus: Greek, aros, -oy = lamb + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 300 m (Ref. 5979).   Subtropical; 43°N - 6°N, 26°W - 42°E

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4704); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 32766)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-91; Anal soft rays: 61 - 69. Second ray of dorsal fin very long, with a conspicuous dark, fringed broad membrane. First 3 or 4 dorsal fin rays generally blackish in adults but only the elongate second ray is dark in immature fishes.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Ireland (Ref. 4704) to Sierra Leone and Cape Verde. Also known from the western Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the upper 100 m of the continental shelf. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 4704). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 52678 but has been caught in depths inferior to 10m (Ref. 57407).

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

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

Aldebert, Y., M. Desoutter and J.-C. Quéro, 1990. Bothidae. p. 1027-1036. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5979)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00420 - 0.00948), b=3.18 (3.06 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.51-0.58; tm=2; tmax=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.