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Cynoglossus carpenteri  Alcock, 1889

Hooked tonguesole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) > Cynoglossinae
Etymology: Cynoglossus: Greek, kyon = dog + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Alcock.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 27 - 420 m (Ref. 5297).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indian Ocean: seas of India to Persian Gulf. Cynoglossus carpenteri is closely related to Cynoglossus acutirostris.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Trawled from a depth of 124-420 m (Ref. 5297).

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Menon, A.G.K., 1977. A systematic monograph of the tongue soles of the genus Cynoglossus Hamilton-Buchanan (Pisces: Cynoglossidae). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (238):1-129. (Ref. 5297)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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