IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol)
Cyclopsetta panamensis (Steindachner, 1875)

Panamic flounder,     God's flounder, Southern flounder

Body an elongate oval, depth 43-44% of SL; eyes on left side of head, separated by flat, narrow to moderate space; mouth large, top jaw 48-50% of head length, ends at or just behind rear edge of eye; jaws on blind side not arched;  1 row of immovable teeth on both jaws, with a pair of canines at front of top jaw, teeth strong & widely separated on lower jaw; gill rakers short and stout, with sharp teeth, 8-10 lower rakers; dorsal fin origin before top eye; dorsal rays 90-99; anal rays 70-78; base of eye side pelvic on body midline; urinary papilla on blind side behind anus; lateral line relatively straight, from just behind eye to base of tail fin, 73-91 scales, tubes not very branched; scales small, scales rough on eyed side, smooth on blind side.

Brown with more or less ocellated pale spots on head and body; dorsal and anal fins with several large dark blotches; tail fin with a large dark blotch.

Size: grows to 29.5 cm.

Inhabits soft mud or sand bottoms.

Depth: 0-114 m.

Southern Baja and the central Gulf of California to Peru.



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