Arnoglossus polyspilus (Günther, 1880)
Many-spotted lefteye flounder
Arnoglossus polyspilus
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 4 - 390 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Bay of Bengal to southern Japan, Taiwan, New Caledonia, and several areas of the Indo-Australian Archipelago (Ref. 9824).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 100-114; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 78-91. Mouth rather small, contained2. to 2.6 times in head length, maxillary extending to below the anterior margin or anterior 1/3 of lower eye. Gill rakers present on upper limb. Caudal fin with 2 simple rays on upper and lower margins. In the male, several anterior dorsal rays somewhat elongated.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy substrates in coastal bays to deep offshore (Ref. 48637). Feeds on benthic animals.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.12.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 06.06.06
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.10.95

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