Bothus maculiferus (Poey, 1860)
Mottled flounder
Bothus maculiferus
photo by FAO

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas (Ref. 5521) to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and northern South America.
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms. Bycatch of shrimp trawl fisheries (Ref. 5217).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 August 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 02.03.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.04.13

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