Brachirus marmoratus (Bleeker, 1853)
Blotched sole
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Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 50-55. Characterized by the following: D 64-70, origin of fin nearly at tip of snout; A 50-55; caudal rays 14-15, continuous with dorsal and anal fins; pelvic 5, fin of eye side joined to anal fin; small pectoral fins; lateral line of eye side with about 100 scales, on this side ctenoid while on blind side cycloid; eyes separated by scaly interorbital; lips, eyelids and some patches on chin and nape of eye side filamentous; no clusters of short filaments on body and median fins; body depth 1.8-2.2 in SL; body generally mottled light grey to tan with irregular dark brown to blackish blotches and smaller white spots; pectoral fins sometimes have blackish tips; highly variable colour pattern (especially the amount of larger dark brown to blackish blotches) depending on substrate (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.09.14

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