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Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossusis commonly referred to as Witch flounder. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Rudolf Svensen, Norwegen

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lexID:
4927 
AphiaID:
127136 
Scientific:
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus 
German:
Hundszunge, Rotzunge,Aalbutt 
English:
Witch Flounder 
Category:
Flounders & Soles 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Pleuronectidae (Family) > Glyptocephalus (Genus) > cynoglossus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Canada , East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 23.62" (60 cm) 
Temperature:
35.6 °F - 42.8 °F (2°C - 6°C) 
Food:
Clams, Copepods, Crustaceans, Daphnia salina, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Schrimps, Sea squirts, Snails, Starfishs, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-12-31 15:52:51 

Info

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the foto to Rudolf Svensen, Danmark.

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Northern Spain to northern Norway. Western Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence and Grand Banks in Canada to North Carolina in USA.

Biology
Inhabits soft mud bottoms in fairly deep water. Benthic. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, brittle stars and fishes.

Synonymised taxa:
Glyptocephalus acadianus Gill, 1873-74
Platessa elongata Yarrell, 1839
Pleuronectes cynoglossus Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes nigromanus Nilsson, 1829
Pleuronectes saxicola Faber, 1828

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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