Bothus ocellatus

Bothus ocellatus
Eyed Flounder – Bothus ocellatus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BothidaeBothus ocellatus(Agassiz)1831Eyed Flounder

Bothus ocellatus

Unique Characters: Ocular-side pelvic-fin base much longer than base of blind-side pelvic fin, with first rays inserted notably anterior to those of blind-side fin. Caudal fin lacking large spots on distal portion of median fin rays, if spots present on caudal fin they are arranged one above the other (in vertical series). Body spotting and mottling pronounced.

Similar Species: Twospot Flounder Bothus robinsi. Ocular-side pelvic-fin base much longer than base of blind-side pelvic fin, with first rays inserted notably anterior to those of blind-side fin. Caudal fin with 2 large spots, one anterior to the other (in longitudinal series); posteriormost spot on distal portion of caudal-fin rays; body coloration generally dark, spotting and mottling not as pronounced as in Bothus ocellatus, Eyed Flounder.

Twospot Flounder - Bothus robinsi
Twospot Flounder – Bothus robinsi

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