Engyprosopon macrolepis (Regan, 1908)
Largescale dwarf flounder

Tatampal Dapa,  Dapang bilog,  Palad, 

photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
 Max. size:  5.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 3 - 91 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Maldives and Cargados Carajos; north to Taiwan, Philippines and the Coral Sea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 76-85; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 58-63. Males with ocular flap on each eye, red-spotted, and with a smooth, indented or scalloped margin; with orbital spines and a rostral spine on ocular side; are darkly pigmented on blind side. Sexual dimorphism in 3 morphometric characters exists: interorbital width, length of pectoral and pelvic fins on ocular side. Gill rakers elongate. Ctenoid scales on ocular side, cycloid on blind side. 2nd pectoral fin ray of ocular side much longer than the rest.
 Biology:  Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms, occasionally in vicinity of reefs (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Museum: BPBM 26860; USNM 260378; CAS-SU 33678.

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.03.92
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13
 Checked by: Amaoka, Kunio - 04.10.95

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