Scaldfish

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Scaldfish
Arnoglossus laterna 2.jpg
Arnoglossus laterna
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae
Genus: Arnoglossus
Bleeker, 1862

The scaldfishes comprise a genus, Arnoglossus, of lefteye flounders. They are found in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea. They are entirely absent from most of the Americas; the only exceptions are A. coeruleosticta and A. multirastris found off Chile. The genus include both species found in shallow and deeper water. The largest species reaches 28 cm (11 in).[1]

Species[edit]

The 35 currently recognized species are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Arnoglossus in FishBase. October 2012 version. in length.