Symphurus civitatium Ginsburg, 1951
Offshore tonguefish
Symphurus civitatium
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 73 m
Distribution:  Northwestern Atlantic: North Carolina (Cape Hatteras) to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits bays and shallow coastal waters.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.04.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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