You can sponsor this page

Symphurus bathyspilus  Krabbenhoft & Munroe, 2003

Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Symphurus bathyspilus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Symphurus bathyspilus
Symphurus bathyspilus
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) > Symphurinae
Etymology: Symphurus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  bathyspilus: From the Greek bathy meaning deep, in reference to deepwater habitat, and spilos, meaning spot, in reference to the numerous, small, reddish speckles on the blind-side body (Ref. 51120).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 248 - 500 m (Ref. 51120), usually 335 - 431 m (Ref. 51120).   Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: Philippines and southern Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51120)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 91-100; Anal soft rays: 78 - 87; Vertebrae: 50 - 54. Characterized by the combination of a predominant 1-2-2 pattern of interdigitation of dorsal pterygiophores and neural spines; 14 caudal-fin rays; 91-100 dorsal-fin rays; 78-87 anal-fin rays; 50-54 vertebrae, a pointed snout, black peritoneum, and distinctive features of its ocular- and blind-side coloration (in alcohol) including ocular-side background coloration uniformly bright (freshly captured) to darker reddish-brown with some specimens having a series of faint, reddish-brown, incomplete crossbands; outer surface of ocular-side opercle yellowish with reddish-brown speckles; dorsal and anal fins darker reddish-brown anteriorly, fading to a pale reddish posteriorly; blind side uniformly yellowish to straw-colored, except proximal pterygiophore regions of dorsal and anal fins with dense covering of reddish-brown speckles; both sides of dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins covered with dense concentrations of small red speckles; speckling especially dense on blind-side body in region around anus and also on both sides of pelvic fin (Ref. 51120).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Appears to feed on small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 51120).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Krabbenhoft, T.J. and T.A. Munroe, 2003. Symphurus bathyspilus: a new cynoglossid flatfish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae) from deepwaters of the Indo-West Pacific. Copeia 2003(4):810-817. (Ref. 51120)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00601 - 0.02891), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .