Bothus mancus  (Broussonet, 1782)

Flowery flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 150 m (Ref. 9281).   Tropical; 30°N - 35°S, 29°E - 70°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 89467)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 96-104; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 74 - 81. Eyed side with dark margined light colored spots and numerous scattered small dark spots; normally with 3 dark blotches or spots on lateral line; dorsal and anal fins with longitudinal row of widely-spaced dark spots; pectorals of the eyed side with dark crossbars (Ref. 4417).

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Indo-Pacific: in tropical waters, from South Africa to Hawaii and Easter Island, north to southern Japan and south to Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: Revillagigedo, Clipperton and Cocos islands (Ref. 9281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit sandy bottoms of coastal coral reefs (Ref. 5213, 48637), generally in shallow water (Ref. 9281). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Hunt mostly at night, but also active during the day. Often crawling over low rocky reef (Ref. 48637). Occasionally rest on bare rock (Ref. 1602). Feed on fishes, crabs and shrimps. Collected by divers (Ref. 9824).

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

Hensley, D.A., 1986. Bothidae. p. 854-863. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4417)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: 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=0.01000 (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):  4.4   ±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):  Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.