Ammotretis lituratus (Richardson, 1844)
Tudor's flounder
Ammotretis lituratus
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Rhombosoleidae (South Pacific flounders)
Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 80 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia (South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 77-82; Anal soft rays: 54-58. Body deep (46-50% SL). Snout extended into a hook-like process projecting downwards in front of small, oblique mouth. Scales very small, rather firmly attached; mostly ctenoid on ocular side, mostly cycloid on blind side. Pelvic fin rays on right side 9-10, left 6. Caudal fin rays 14 (Ref. 33839).
Biology:  Found inshore off beaches and on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 December 2020 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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