WoRMS taxon details

Bothus ocellatus (Agassiz, 1831)

159275  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159275)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Rhombus ocellatus Agassiz, 1831) Spix, J. B.; von; Agassiz, L. (1829-1831). Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam annis MDCCCXVII-MDCCCXX jussu et auspiciis Maximiliani Josephi I.... collegit et pingendos curavit Dr J. B. de Spix. <em>Monachii.</em> Part 1: i-xvi + i-ii + 1-6 + 1-82, Pls. 1-48, Part 2: 83-138, Pls. 49-101. [Part 1 published June 1829, part 2 Jan. 1831. [details]   
Distribution Western Atlantic: Bay of Fundy, New York, Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil  
Distribution Western Atlantic: Bay of Fundy, New York, Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2022). FishBase. Bothus ocellatus (Agassiz, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159275 on 2022-12-09
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original description  (of Rhombus bahianus Castelnau, 1855) Castelnau, F. L. (1855). Poissons. In: Animaux nouveaux or rares recueillis pendant l'expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847 ... Part 7,. <em>Zoologie. Paris (P. Bertrand).</em> v. 2: i-xii + 1-112, Pls. 1-50.
page(s): 78, Pl. 41 (fig. 1) [details]   

original description  (of Rhombus ocellatus Agassiz, 1831) Spix, J. B.; von; Agassiz, L. (1829-1831). Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam annis MDCCCXVII-MDCCCXX jussu et auspiciis Maximiliani Josephi I.... collegit et pingendos curavit Dr J. B. de Spix. <em>Monachii.</em> Part 1: i-xvi + i-ii + 1-6 + 1-82, Pls. 1-48, Part 2: 83-138, Pls. 49-101. [Part 1 published June 1829, part 2 Jan. 1831. [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (Bermuda) Smith-Vaniz, W. F.; Collette, B. B.; Luckhurst, B. E (1999). Fishes of Bermuda: History, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Special Publication No.4) . ASIH, 424 pp. [details]   

basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   
 
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    Definitions

From other sources
Diet About one-third of the diet consists of fishes; the rest of its food is crustaceans: crabs, shrimps, amphipods, and mantis shrimps  [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: Bay of Fundy, New York, Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Inhabits sandy areas with coral rubble or seagrasses, usually near patch reefs. [details]

Importance Social- Minor commerical fishery [details]
LanguageName 
English eyed flounder  [details]
Spanish chueco playón  [details]
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