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Syacium guineensis  (Bleeker, 1862)

Papillose flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)
Etymology: Syacium: Greek, yagke, -es = cheek; diminutive (Cfr. Aaptosyax).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 37 - 73 m (Ref. 10878).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Atlantic: off Mauritania and Western Sahara to Walvis Bay, Namibia (Ref. 4417, 11228).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89108)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 84-93; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 62 - 73; Vertebrae: 34 - 36. 11-12 pectoral fin rays on ocular side, 10 on blind side. Preserved specimens uniformly brownish on ocular side, yellowish-white on blind side; fins paler than body (dorsal and anal fins with regular series of dark blotches); pectoral fin on ocular side with dark bars; caudal fin with scattered indistinct dark blotches (Ref. 10878). Exhibits sexual dimorphism, mature males with greater interorbital width compared to females and the upper one or two pectoral fin rays on the ocular side are extended and filamentous (Ref. 10878).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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

Murakami, T. and K. Amaoka, 1992. Review of the genus Syacium (Paralichthyidae) with the description of a new species from Ecuador and Columbia. Bull. Fac. Fish. Hokkaido Univ. 43(2):61-95. (Ref. 10878)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00351 - 0.01301), b=3.11 (2.95 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.