Engyophrys senta

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BothidaeEngyophrys sentaGinsburg1933Spiny Flounder

Engyophrys senta

Unique Characters: Ocular-side pelvic-fin base about equal in length with that of blind-side fin, with first rays not inserted anterior to those of blind-side fin. Pectoral fin present on both sides. Body not very elongate, depth greater than or equal to 37% standard length. Mouth small, maxilla not extending posteriorly beyond vertical through anterior margin of eye. Upper jaw length 19-28% head length. Spines present on interorbital ridge. Tentacles posteriorly on eyes of males and females (may decrease in length or be lost in large males). 4-7 very short gill rakers on lower limb of first arch. Dorsal-fin rays 74-83. Anal-fin rays 60-67.

Similar Species: Sash Flounder Trichopsetta ventralis. Ocular-side pelvic-fin base about equal in length with that of blind-side fin, with first rays not inserted anterior to those of blind-side fin. Pectoral fin present on both sides. Body not very elongate, depth greater than or equal to 37% standard length. Mouth larger, maxilla extending posteriorly beyond vertical through anterior margin of eye (to about midpoint of eye). Upper jaw length 32-45% head length. No interorbital spines. No tentacles on eyes. 9-11 moderately long and slender gill rakers on lower limb of first arch. Dorsal-fin rays 89-95. Anal-fin rays 69-75.

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