WoRMS taxon details

Psettodidae Regan, 1910

154167  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154167)

accepted
Family
Genus Psettodes Bennett, 1831

Genus Psettotes accepted as Psettodes Bennett, 1831 (misspelling)
Not documented
Description West Africa and Indo-West Pacific. Eyes on right or left side of head; migrating eye on dorsal edge of head. Large mouth;...  
Description West Africa and Indo-West Pacific. Eyes on right or left side of head; migrating eye on dorsal edge of head. Large mouth; vomer, palatine and tongue with minute teeth. Distinct preopercular margin, not hidden beneath skin. Dorsal fin origin well behind eyes, the anterior rays spinous. Almost symmetrical pelvic fins with a weak spine and five soft rays. Cycloid scale; lateral line developed on both sides of body. Vertebra 10+14. Psettodids are considered the most primitive of the flatfishes, as expressed, e.g., by few vertebrae and their habit of often swimming in an upright position. Psettodes erumei reaches up to 64 cm. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Psettodidae Regan, 1910. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=154167 on 2018-12-15
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2005-04-18 08:19:08Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2018). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description West Africa and Indo-West Pacific. Eyes on right or left side of head; migrating eye on dorsal edge of head. Large mouth; vomer, palatine and tongue with minute teeth. Distinct preopercular margin, not hidden beneath skin. Dorsal fin origin well behind eyes, the anterior rays spinous. Almost symmetrical pelvic fins with a weak spine and five soft rays. Cycloid scale; lateral line developed on both sides of body. Vertebra 10+14. Psettodids are considered the most primitive of the flatfishes, as expressed, e.g., by few vertebrae and their habit of often swimming in an upright position. Psettodes erumei reaches up to 64 cm. [details]
 



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English psettodids  [details]