Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Rhombosoleidae
(South Pacific flounders)
Etymology: Taratretis: Greek, toi ara = that it is + Greek, tretos, -e, -on = full of holes (Ref. 45335). More on author: Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 50 m (Ref. 9563), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific: from Bermagui, New South Wales to western side of Spencer Gulf, South Australia and Tasmania.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
soft rays: 50 - 59. Body deep (42-51% SL). Snout not distinctly extended. Mouth small, oblique. Scales very small, rather firmly attached; ctenoid on both sides, covering all of head. Pectoral fin rays on right side 8-11, left 7-9. Caudal fin rays 14-16 (Ref. 33839).
Found in coastal waters (Ref. 9563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.2 - 18.5, mean 15.8 °C (based on 62 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00782 - 0.04043), b=2.97 (2.76 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .