Colistium guentheri (Hutton, 1873)
photo by SeaFIC

Family:  Rhombosoleidae (South Pacific flounders)
Max. size:  91.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,800.0 g; max. reported age: 21 years
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 27 - 49 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow waters, generally at depth of less than 50 m. Juveniles gather in sheltered inshore waters, such as estuarine areas, shallow mudflats and sandflats, where they remain for up to two years (Ref. 9072).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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