Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Bothidae
Etymology: Taeniopsetta: Latin, taenia = stripe + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 150 - 278 m (Ref. 44037). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: including Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11148)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 71 - 81;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Pelvic fin on ocular side slightly elongate, extending to near the tip of the isthmus, the distance between the tip of the isthmus and the insertion of the pelvic fine subequal to the length of the pelvic fin base. Second ray of the pelvic fin on ocular side opposite to the 1st on the blind side. In male, the 12th to 18th dorsal rays and the 1st to 8th anal rays greatly elongated into filaments (Ref. 559). Soft ray count of pectoral fin refers to that on ocular side.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.8 - 21.4, mean 16.9 (based on 86 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00461 - 0.02381), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .