Etropus peruvianus Hildebrand, 1946
Peruvian flounder
Etropus peruvianus
photo by FAO

Family:  Cyclopsettidae (Sand whiffs)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 46 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits bottoms with mud or rubble, near the coast up to a depth of 46 m. Occasionally exploited with encircling nets. Utilized fresh or as fishmeal.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 12.03.21

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