Etropus cyclosquamus Leslie & Stewart, 1986
Shelf flounder
Etropus cyclosquamus
photo by Cox, C.D.

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 31 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to about Palm Beach on east coast of Florida and in Gulf of Mexico from Fort Myers, Florida, to Mississippi; apparently rare or absent in southern Florida.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 70-82; Anal soft rays: 54-64
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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