Overview

Distribution

Northwest Pacific: southern Sea of Okhotsk and Kuril Islands to northern Sea of Japan including Japan and Korean Peninsula.
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Western North Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 300 mm SL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56370)); max. published weight: 450 g (Ref. 56370)
  • Fadeev, N.S. 1971 Biology and fisheries of the Pacific Ocean flatfishes. Vladivostok, Dal'izdat, 100 p.
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Type Information

Paratype for Limanda punctatissimus
Catalog Number: USNM 56366
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Hakodate, Japan, Hokkaido, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, Pacific
  • Paratype: Jordan, D. S. & Starks, E. C. 1906. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 31 (1484): 206.
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Holotype for Limanda punctatissimus
Catalog Number: USNM 55644
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): D. Jordan & E. Starks
Locality: Japan, Pacific
  • Holotype: Jordan, D. S. & Starks, E. C. 1906. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 31 (1484): 206.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 141.5 - 141.5
  Temperature range (°C): 8.942 - 8.942
  Nitrate (umol/L): 9.130 - 9.130
  Salinity (PPS): 34.226 - 34.226
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.726 - 5.726
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.689 - 0.689
  Silicate (umol/l): 8.156 - 8.156
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Limanda punctatissimus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Speckled flounder

The speckled flounder, Limanda punctatissima, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on bottoms in the temperate waters of the northwestern Pacific, from the southern Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril islands to the Sea of Japan, including coastal areas of Japan and Korea. It can grow up to 40 centimetres (16 in) in length, and can weigh up to 450 grams (16 oz).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (6 October 2010). "Limanda punctatissima". Fishbase. 
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