| Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol) |
Monolene maculipinna Norman, 1933
Pacific deepwater flounder
Body elongate (depth < 33% of SL), tapering to tail; snout very short (< eye); eyes on left side of head, close together, with a spineless crest between them; lower eye originates distinctly before top eye; mouth moderately longt, ends under front edge of pupil; teeth ~ equally developed on jaws on both eye- and blind-sides; 98-102 dorsal rays; 78-85 anal rays; pectoral notched at end, 9-12 rays, no pectoral on blind side in adults; base of eye-side pelvic slightly longer than base of blind-side fin, with origin behind lower eye; lateral line arched over pectoral fin; 104-112 lateral line scales.
Dark grey body and fins; pectoral blackish, with 2 rows of whitish spots.
Size: 18 cm.
Habitat: shell and mud bottoms.
Depth: 95-385 m.
Nicaragua to Peru; the Galapagos