Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Engyprosopon: Greek, eggys = nearly + Greek,prosopon = a face (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 44 - 88 m (Ref. 9824), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: known only from the Coral Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9824)
Maximum SL about 7.1 cm. Inhabits sand bottoms at depths of 44 to 88 m (Ref 42535).
Inhabits sand bottoms.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Amaoka, K., E. Mihara and J. Rivaton, 1993. Pisces, Pleuronectiformes: Flatfishes from the waters around New Caledonia. - A revision of the genus Engyprosopon. p. 377-426. In A. Crosnier (ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, Volume 22. Mém. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. (158):377-426. (Ref. 9558)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.8 - 26.8, mean 24.6 °C (based on 4 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00408 - 0.02036), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .