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Atlantic Spotted Flounder

Citharus linguatula (Linnaeus 1758)

Diseases and Parasites

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Bothriocephalus Infestation 4. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Trophic Strategy

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Inhabits soft bottoms from the coastline to about 300 m depth, but rarely caught at depths greater than 200 m. Feeds on small fish and crustaceans.
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Biology

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Adults inhabit soft bottoms from the coastline to about 300 m depth, but rarely caught at depths greater than 200 m (Ref. 9537). They feed on small fish and crustaceans (Ref. 231).
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; price category: very high; price reliability: unreliable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this order
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Citharus linguatula

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Citharus linguatula, the spotted flounder or Atlantic spotted flounder, is a species of fish in the Citharidae, a family of flounders. It is native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean (off northwest Africa) and the Mediterranean Sea, where it is found to a depth of 300 m (980 ft). This species grows to a total length of 30 cm (12 in) . It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its monotypic genus.

References

  1. ^ Tous, P.; Sidibé, A.; Mbye, E.; et al. (2015). "Citharus linguatula". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T198726A15540966. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T198726A15540966.en. Downloaded on 20 March 2018.
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Citharus linguatula: Brief Summary

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Citharus linguatula, the spotted flounder or Atlantic spotted flounder, is a species of fish in the Citharidae, a family of flounders. It is native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean (off northwest Africa) and the Mediterranean Sea, where it is found to a depth of 300 m (980 ft). This species grows to a total length of 30 cm (12 in) . It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its monotypic genus.

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