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  Common names: flounder (English), lenguado (Espanol)
 
Hippoglossina montemaris de Buen, 1961


Montemar flounder


Eyes on left side; crest between eyes short, not extending behind eyes; mouth long; teeth small, ~ equal sized, equally developed on both jaws; gill rakers long and slender, 6 upper rakers; pectoral short, eye-side fin ~ ½ length of head; bases of pelvics symmetric on sides, urinary papilla on eye side, immediately behind level of anus; lateral line extending onto head, with branches to upper eye and below lower eye, strongly arched over pectoral fin; scales large, without small accessory scales; scales smooth on both sides.


Body with diffuse blotches.

Reaches about 35 cm?

Habitat: soft bottoms.

Depth range: 10-200 m?

Central Colombia to Montemar, Chile.
 
    

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