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Ammotretis rostratus  Günther, 1862

Longsnout flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) > Rhombosoleinae
Etymology: Ammotretis: Greek, ammos = sand + Greek, tretos, -e, -on = full of holes (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 1 - 80 m (Ref. 33839).   Temperate

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Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southwestern Australia to New South Wales.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 76-86; Anal soft rays: 51 - 56. Body deep (55-60% SL). Snout extended into a hook-like process projecting downwards in front of small, oblique mouth. Scales ctenoid, very small, rather firmly attached on both sides. Pectoral fin rays on right side 11-13, left 9-12. Pelvic fin rays on right side 7, left 4. Caudal fin rays 14 (Ref. 33839).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in sandy regions of bays and offshore areas. Flesh of very high quality but individuals taken are not often sufficiently large to make preparation worthwhile (Ref. 33839).

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

Gomon, M.F., C.J.M. Glover and R.H. Kuiter (eds.), 1994. The fishes of Australia's south coast. State Print, Adelaide. 992 p. (Ref. 33839)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00761 - 0.03792), b=2.98 (2.78 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.