Rhombosolea leporina Günther, 1862
Yellowbelly flounder
photo by SeaFIC

Family:  Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders), subfamily: Rhombosoleinae
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 600.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 50 m,
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: around New Zealand only.
Diagnosis:   
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. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.04.95
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.10.12
Checked by: Amaoka, Kunio - 27.10.95

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