Rhombosolea leporina Günther, 1862
Yellowbelly flounder
Rhombosolea leporina
photo by SeaFIC

Family:  Rhombosoleidae (South Pacific flounders)
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 600.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m,
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: around New Zealand only.
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters down to about 50 m (Ref. 9258). Juveniles gather in sheltered inshore waters, such as estuarine areas, shallow mudflats and sandflats, where they remain for up to two years (Ref. 9072).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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