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Asterorhombus filifer Hensley & Randall, 2003

Longlure flounder
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Etymology: Asterorhombus: Greek, aster = star + Greek, rhombos = paralelogram (Ref. 45335);  filifer: Name from Latin, 'filum' for filament and 'fero' for carry, referring to the long first dorsal-fin ray, as it appears in small specimens and when the membrane is furled around the ray.  More on authors: Hensley & Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 57 m (Ref. 57759).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: South Africa to Hawaii.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-88; Anal soft rays: 63 - 69. This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: palmate gill-rakers; uniserial dentition in both jaws; first dorsal-fin ray separated from remainder of fin, elongate, 0.8-1.7 in head length (HL), posterior membrane on ray broad, with a smooth margin, and running nearly entire length of ray; eyes usually with one tentacle, frequently branched; sexual dimorphism in interorbital width in specimens larger than ca. 60 mm SL, 8.9-18 in HL (1.6-3.1 % SL) in males, 15-21.2 (0.9-2.3 % SL) in females; body depth 2.0-2.5 in SL (40.4-50.1 SL); lateral line scales 56-67 (Ref. 57773).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found near reefs, in gullies, or cave entrances on sand or coral- or rock-rubble bottoms at 3-57 m depth (Ref. 57759). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 89972).

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Hensley, D.A., 2005. Revision of the genus Asterorhombus (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Copeia 2005(3):445-460. (Ref. 57759)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 28.9, mean 27.4 (based on 378 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00452 - 0.02424), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), 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 to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .