Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Psettina: Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335); senta: From the long-spinned scales on the body. More on authors: Amaoka & Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 140 - 333 m (Ref. 33373). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33373); 7.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body with ctenoid scales, each with a strong and long spinule, except for scales with 2-3 spinules on the lateral line and along the dorsal and ventral margins of the body. Dark rings along the dorsal and ventral margins of the body, not extending onto dorsal and anal fins. All fins pale and without distinct markings (Ref. 33373).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Amaoka, K. and H.K. Larson, 1999. New species of Psettina (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from off Western Australia, and record of a rare species. Copeia 1999(4):1072-1078. (Ref. 33373)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.7 - 19.1, mean 15.3 (based on 10 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00405 - 0.02055), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .