Grammatobothus polyophthalmus   (Bleeker,  1866) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Maximum about 20 cm; common 10 to 15 cm

Colour: Eyed side brown with 3 prominent black blotches each surrounded by a dark ring. Head, body and fins with numerous small markings.

Body oval and flat, its depth 1.5 to 1.7 times in standard length. Upper profile of head more or less deeply notched. Both eyes on left side, with only a narrow space between them. Upper jaw ending in front of lower eye. Dorsal fin with 2nd to 5th or 6th rays somewhat prolonged; anal fin with 61 to 68 rays; pelvic fin base of blind side somewhat shorter than that of eyed side. Lateral line equally developed on both sides, forked above upper eye.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Threespot Flounder (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh)

Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy, Muddy
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Benthic animals



Literature Source(s)
  • Fischer, W and Whitehead, PJP (1974) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Indian Ocean - Fishing Area 57 and Western Central Pacific - Fishing Area 71 FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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