Arnoglossus rueppelii (Cocco, 1844)
Rüppell's scaldback
Arnoglossus rueppelii
photo by García Rodríguez, M.

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 85 - 897 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: west Gibraltar to Cape Bojador (West Sahara) and Canary Islands including western Mediterranean and Morocco.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Depth range from 85-550 m (Ref. 04704) and from 288-897 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Feed on small fishes and invertebrates. Spawn during autumn in the Mediterranean.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 22.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 24.08.94

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