Bothus robinsi Topp & Hoff, 1972
Twospot flounder
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 90 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: New York, USA and northeastern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. There are no records from any Antillean location (Ref. 51183).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-90; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 59-68
Biology:  Occurs in bays, lagoons, and shallow coastal waters. Found on soft bottoms of continental shelf to a depth of about 90 m, more common between 10-50 m (Ref. 5217). Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes and mollusks (Ref. 36453).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 24.08.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.08.94

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