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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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The species varies in colour, closely matching the substrate it is resting on. It is best separated from other members of its genus by the presence of two dark spots placed centrally on its dorsal surface. The first is located just behind the pectoral fin, the second is halfway between the first spot and the tail fin.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Eyes on left side of body; pectoral fins present; caudal fin separate; mouth large, with enlarged canine teeth.
Description : Both eyes on left side of the body; pectoral fins present; dorsal and anal fins separate from caudal fin; origin of pelvic fins directly opposite each other; front of jaws with enlarged canine teeth; mouth large, jaws extend back to the level of lower eye or beyond.
Biology : Matures at about 16-17 cm and spawns in spring to early summer. Feeds on prawns, crabs, worms and small fish.
Habitat: Bottom-dwelling in estuaries and coastal waters, on silty or sandy substrate.
Maximum size (cm): 53
Diet: Carnivore
Colours: brown
Distribution: Northern half of Australia, from Busselton, WA to Tuross Lake, NSW; subtropical Indo-west Pacific.
Habitat types: Marine
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Jeff Johnson / Queensland Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Pseudorhombus arsius


Synonyms Source
Pleuronectes arsius Hamilton, 1822 Hamilton, 1822 Hamilton, 1822
Published in: Hamilton, F. 1822. An Account of the Fishes Found in the River Ganges and its Branches Edinburgh : Archibald Constable pp. 405 pp., pls 1-39
Rhombus lentiginosus Richardson, 1843 Richardson, 1843 Richardson, 1843
Published in: Richardson, J. 1843. Contributions to the ichthyology of Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 1 Vol. 11 (73) pp. 489-498
Rhombus polyspilos Bleeker, 1853 Bleeker, 1853 Bleeker, 1853
Published in: Bleeker, P. 1853. Diagnostische beschrijvingen van nieuwe of weinig bekende vischsoorten van Batavia. Tiental I–VI. Natuurwet. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië Vol. 4 pp. 451-516
Teratorhombus excisiceps Macleay, 1881 Macleay, 1881 Macleay, 1881
Published in: Macleay, W.J. 1881. Descriptive catalogue of the fishes of Australia. Part 3. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 6 (1) pp. 1-138 pls 1-2
Pleuronectes mortoniensis De Vis, 1882 De Vis, 1882 De Vis, 1882
Published in: De Vis, C.W. 1882. Descriptions of some new Queensland fishes. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 7 (3) pp. 367-371
Neorhombus ocellatus De Vis, 1886 De Vis, 1886 De Vis, 1886
Published in: De Vis, C.W. 1886. Donations. Queensland Museum (Report of Board of Trustees for the year Vol. 1885 pp. 1-15

Common Names

Common name Source
Largetooth Flounder
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Large-toothed Flounder
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False Brill
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Large Tooth Flounder
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Smooth-scale Brill
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Working classification

Pseudorhombus arsius  Recorded in Australia

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