Bothidae


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Bothidae

 

(left-eye flounders), a family of fishes of the order Pleuronectiformes. The body is rhomboid, with both eyes on its left side. The pelvic fins are asymmetric. The roe are pelagic. There are about 200 species, united in the following three subfamilies: Paralichthyinae (21 genera), Bothinae (13 genera), and Scophthalminae (four genera). The first two subfamilies are found in tropical and temperate latitudes, and the last is encountered only in temperate latitudes. In the USSR the Scophthalminae are found in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Sea of Japan, and—less frequently—the Barents Sea. The fishes are commercially valuable.

REFERENCES

Nikol’skii, G. V. Chastnaia ikhtiologiia, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1971.
Promyslovye ryby SSSR (text to an atlas of color drawings of fish). Moscow, 1949.
Svetovidov, A. N. Ryby Chernogo moria. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964.
Zhizn’zhivotnykh, vol. 4, part 1. Moscow, 1971.
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Field guide to the flatfishes of the family Bothidae in the western North Atlantic.
1 Peces Achiridae Bothidae 0,2 9,4 0,3 0,2 Bregmacerotidae Congridae Cynoglossidae N ettastomatidae 0,2 0,2 0,3 <0.
45 Sphyraenidae Sphyraeaa barracuda -- -- -- Bothidae Cyclopsetta fimbriata -- -- -- Undetermined -- -- 0.
The most abundant families were Penaeidae, Portunidae, Triglidae, Carangidae, Sciaenidae and Bothidae.
Approximately 45 flatfish species from six Families (Pleuronectidae, Achiridae, Bothidae, Paralichthyidae, Cynoglossidae and Achiropsettidae) occur in the southwest Atlantic Ocean south of the Amazon River.
Es un recurso endemico de la costa de Chile del orden Pleuronectiformes en la cual se encuentran presentes las familias Bothidae y Paralichthyidae (Zuniga, 1988).
Field guide to the flatfisbes of the family Bothidae in the western North Atlantic, 47 p.
Orden Familia Annelida * Total Mollusca Total Gastropoda * Teuthoidea Loliginidae * Arthropoda Total Stomatopoda Lysiosquillidae Squillidae Isopoda Cirolanidae * Decapoda Penaeidae Sicyoniidae Alpheidae Processidae Galatheidae Raninidae Calappidae Majidae Parthenopidae Portunidae Goneplacidae Gecarcinidae Chordata Total Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Clupeidae Aulopiformes * Scorpaeniformes Dactylopteridae Perciformes Sciaenidae Trichiuridae Pleuronectiforme Bothidae Orden Especie N(n) Annelida * 1 Total Mollusca 6 Total Gastropoda * 5 Teuthoidea 1 Arthropoda 138 Total Stomatopoda 3 Lysiosquilla scabricauda * 3 38 Meiosquilla schmitti * 15 Squilla empusa * 5 Squilla intermedia * 17 Squilla rugosa * 1 Isopoda 1 Decapoda 11 Penaeus spp.
Beam trawl catches were dominated by demersal fish families including Triglidae, Gobiidae, and Serranidae, whereas the dominant families found in the otter trawl consisted of Engraulidae, Stromateidae, Sciaenidae, Triglidae, and Bothidae (Tables 2-4).
Estudio de la distribucion y abundancia larvaria de las familias Bothidae, Soleidae y Cynoglosidae (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes) en el sur del Golfo de Mexico (1983-1984).