Engyprosopon maldivense (Regan, 1908)
Olive wide-eyed flounder
Engyprosopon maldivense
photo by Dowling, C.

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  12.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 215 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Maldives; north in southern Japan and Taiwan; to the Philippines, Borneo, northern and northwestern Australia, Coral Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 85-94; Anal soft rays: 64-69; Vertebrae: 35-36. This species is distinguished by the following characters: caudal fin without the black blotches; the ocular-side pectoral fin with greatly elongate filament in both sexes; gill rakers are not serrate; upper jaw teeth biserial (Ref. 126076). Description. D 85-94, A 64-69, pectoral-fin rays on ocular side 10-12, on blind-side 9-11, caudal-fin rays 3 + 11 + 3; pelvic-fin rays on ocular-side 6, on blind-side 6, lateral line scales 44-48, gill rakers 0-3 + 8-11, vertebrae 10 + 25-26 (Ref. 126076).
Biology:  Inhabits sand and mud bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2015 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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