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Brachypleura novaezeelandiae  Günther, 1862

Yellow-dabbled flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Citharidae (Citharids) > Brachypleurinae
Etymology: Brachypleura: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, pleura = side, rib (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 92 m (Ref. 11441).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9797)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65-77; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 41 - 50. Ground color yellowish or yellowish brown; dorsal, anal and caudal fins paler than body with dark spots. Blind side whitish. Some anterior dorsal fin rays elongated in males, not in females, all rays except a few at posterior end of fin unbranched. Pectoral fin on eyed side with 11-13 rays, on blind side with 10-13 rays. Caudal fin with 13-14 branched rays and rounded margin.

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf through the eastern Indian Ocean to the East Indies.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 9797). Frequently collected in areas near river mouths (Ref. 9797). Feeds on bottom-living animals (Ref. 9797). Mostly used in making fish meal but is also marketed fresh (Ref. 9797).

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

Kuronuma, K. and Y. Abe, 1986. Fishes of the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, State of Kuwait, 356 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.