Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Laeops: Greek, laios = left + Greek,ops = appearacne (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Alcock.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 180 - 196 m (Ref. 126083). Tropical
Indian Ocean: India, Myanmar, Arabian Sea, and Gulf of Oman.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 126083)
soft rays: 61 - 72;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. This species is distinguished by the following characters: head length 2.9-3.7 and body depth 2.3-2.7 in SL; upper profile without notch anterodorsal to eyes; snout protruded and pointed, length of pectoral fin of ocular side 4.8-5.2 in SL and shorter than HL; upper jaw as long as lower eye diameter; teeth uniserial on lower jaw of the blind side; dorsal fin beginning behind posterior nostril of blind side; first two rays of the dorsal fin detached from other rays of the fin, no ray prolonged; dorsal-fin pterigiophores shorter than neural spines of first four caudal vertebrae;
D 82-89, A 61-72, pectoral-fin rays on ocular side 13-15, blind-side 12-14, lateral line scales 69-83; gill rakers 1-7 + 5-9, vertebrae 10 + 30-32 (Ref. 126083).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Voronina, E.P., J. Maclaine, S. Raredon and P. Pruvost, 2020. Revised diagnoses, nomenclature, distribution and key for identification of the species of the Indo-Pacific genus Laeops (Bothidae). J. Ichthyol. 60(6),801-827. (Ref. 126083)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00352 - 0.01634), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).