Lepidorhombus boscii (Risso, 1810)
Four-spot megrim
photo by Sánchez Delgado, F.

Family:  Scophthalmidae (Turbots)
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 7 - 800 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: British Isles south to Cape Bojador, West Sahara and the Mediterranean.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 79-86; Anal soft rays: 65-69. Dorsal fin origin closer to tip of snout than to anterior edge of eye. Dorsal and anal fins terminate just a little on the blind side of the caudal peduncle. Lateral line forms a distinct curve above the pectoral fin.
Biology:  Inhabits soft bottoms (Ref. 6501).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 05.04.10
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 02.03.94

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