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Species: Hippoglossina bollmani, Spotted flounder

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body edges: 3-4 pair dark blotches
LL arched, 67-75
D 60-65; A 46-51
teeth small
gill rakers: 2-3+9-10
blind side: scales rough behind LL arch

Hippoglossina bollmani Gilbert, 1890

Spotted flounder

Body elongate, height 36-38% of SL; head length 33% of SL;eyes on left side (uncommonly on right side), parallel, large, close together; mouth long; 38-44% head length, ends under middle of lower eye; teeth small, ~ equal sized, equally developed on both jaws; gill rakers long and slender, 2-3+9-10; 60-65 dorsal rays, origin of dorsal over top eye; 46-51 anal rays; pectoral short, eye-side fin ~ 50% length of head; bases of pelvics symmetric on sides, urinary papilla on eye side, immediately behind level of anus; lateral line extending onto head, with branches to upper eye and below lower eye, strongly arched over pectoral fin; scales large, without small accessory scales; eye side scales rough, blind side scales rough rearwards from between gill opening and end of lateral line arch; 67-75 lateral line scales.
Eye side grey-brown, with small round blue spots; 3-4 large, conspicuous spots along each edge of body, tail with dark spots on base and 2 dark outer bars, dorsal and anal dark with small white spots and row of large dark spots near base, pectoral and pelvic dark; blind side white.
Size: 36.5 cm.
Habitat: soft and rubble bottoms.
Depth: 18-1185 m.
Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, the Galapagos and Cocos.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Octopus/squid/cuttlefish
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Bony fishes
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
  • Pelagic
Global Endemism
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • TEP endemic
  • Island (s)
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
  • North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
  • South Temperate (Peruvian Province )
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 36.5
Depth Range Min
  • 18
Depth Range Max
  • 1185