Mediterranean scaldfish

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Mediterranean scaldfish
Arnoglossus laterna 2.jpg
A fully grown scaldfish from the southern North Sea
Arnoglossus laterna larva.jpg
A scaldfish larva, measuring approximately 9 millimetres (0.35 in) in length
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Osteichthyes
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae
Genus: Arnoglossus
Species: A. laterna
Binomial name
Arnoglossus laterna
(Walbaum, 1792 )

The Mediterranean scaldfish (Arnoglossus laterna) is a species of bottom feeder benthic fish belonging to the family Bothidae.[1]

Description[edit]

Like other species of the order Pleuronectiformes, scaldfish is a flatfish with a body length of 12 to 20 cm. It has pale yellow, large, ruffled scales.

Distribution[edit]

It is found in the coasts of East Atlantic Ocean (from Norway to Angola), the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arnoglossus laterna (Walbaum, 1792)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Arnoglossus laterna" in FishBase. September 2012 version.

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