Symphurus ocellaris  Munroe & Robertson, 2005

Ringtail tonguefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) > Symphurinae
Etymology: Symphurus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  ocellaris: Name from Latin meaning eyes, refers to the distinct ocellated spot on the caudal fin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 7 - 20 m (Ref. 75618).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75618)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 96-97; Anal soft rays: 80 - 81; Vertebrae: 51. This species is distinguished from its congeners by these characters: a 1-3-4 pattern of interdigitation of dorsal-fin pterygiophores and neural spines; caudal-fin rays 12; presence of an ocellated spot on the caudal fin in both sexes; total vertebrae 51, dorsal-fin rays 96-97, anal-fin rays 80-81; longitudinal scale rows 85-86; a pupillary operculum; non-pigmented peritoneum, uniformly pigmented blind side, and ocular-side background coloration without prominent dark spots or conspicuous crossbands (Ref. 75618).

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Eastern Central Pacific: Panama.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Munroe, T.A. and D.R. Robertson, 2005. Symphurus ocellaris, a new shallow-water symphurine tonguefish collected off Pacific Panama (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 118(8):576-581. (Ref. 75618)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01445 (0.00642 - 0.03257), b=3.02 (2.81 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .