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| Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol) |
Ancylopsetta dendritica Gilbert, 1890
Body deep; height ~ 54% of SL eyes on left side; upper margin of head concave before eye; mouth long, ~ 38% of head length, ends under middle lower eye; teeth small, conical, 1 row on jaws, equally developed on blind and eyed sides; 7-9 short, fat gill rakers; dorsal origin over front edge of eye; dorsal rays 76-84; pelvics symmetrically positioned on belly, eye-side fin very long, more than twice as long as blind side fin; pectoral larger on eye side; urinary papilla on eyed-side, anus on blind side; lateral line well developed on both sides, strongly arched over pectoral fin extending onto head with branches behind upper eye and under lower eye; scales on both sides of body very rough; lateral line with 86-90 scales.
Eye-side body and fins dark brown; 3 large ocelli on body, a pair on midbody on the upper and lower flanks, the 3rd just before tail base, each consisting of a large round black spot surrounded by a thin yellow ring and with 1-2 small white central spots.
Size: 35 cm.
Habitat: muddy-sand bottoms.
Depth: 7-100 m.
Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Peru, and Malpelo.