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Asterorhombus intermedius  (Bleeker, 1865)

Intermediate flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Asterorhombus: Greek, aster = star + Greek, rhombos = paralelogram (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 96 m (Ref. 9824).   Tropical; 16°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to the Indo-Australian Archipelago.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 77-84; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 55 - 62. Distinguished from all other Micronesian genera by having a nearly continuous bony ridge extending from the anterior margin of the lower eye to the posterior margin of the upper eye, and a narrow interorbital space, always greater than the greatest eye diameter.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Active during the day (Ref. 48637). Feeds on bottom-living animals. Also caught by divers.

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

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

Hensley, D.A., 2005. Revision of the genus Asterorhombus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Copeia 2005(3):445-460. (Ref. 57759)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 28.9, mean 27.8 (based on 902 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00457 - 0.01904), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.