Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Engyprosopon: Greek, eggys = nearly + Greek,prosopon = a face (Ref. 45335); mozambiquense: Named for Mozambique, country of its type locality..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 90 m (Ref. 75635). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique, northern Madagascar, India, Burma, Nicobar Islands and Cocos Islands, Taiwan, the Philippine Islands, and the Coral Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 57 - 64;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. This species is distinguished by the following characters: gill rakers with spines; maxilla large 2.21-2.43 in HL, extending to vertical through anterior 1/3 to 1/2 of lower eye; interorbital width narrow in both sexes, with that of males wider than in females and juveniles; pectoral fin on ocular-side filamentous, greatly elongate in males and with two dark cross bands; ventral margin of lower jaw on ocular-side with 3 distinct black spots, the posteriormost especially distinct (Ref. 126076).
Description. D 79-84, A 57-64, pectoral-fin rays on ocular-side 10-12, on blind-side 8-9, caudal-fin rays 3 + 11 + 3, pelvic-fin rays on ocular-side 6, blind-side rays 6; lateral line scales 46-52; gill rakers 0 + 6-7; vertebrae 10 + 24-25 (Ref. 126076).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hensley, D.A., 2003. On the status of Rhombus cocosensis Bleeker, and description of a new species of Engyprosopon based on misidentification of this species (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Copeia 2003(4):833-837. (Ref. 75635)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 29.1, mean 28.2 °C (based on 1428 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00428 - 0.02132), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .