Crossorhombus valderostratus   (Alcock,  1890) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max length : 14.0 cm TL

Color: Brown in color with dark spots arranged in longitudinal rows on eyed side; 2-3 spots on straight section of lateral line

Dorsal spines (total): 0; dorsal soft rays (total): 86 - 93; anal spines: 0; anal soft rays: 68 - 74. Pectorals with 11-12 rays on eyed side, 9-11 rays on blind side.

Synonym (s)
Engyprosopon valderostratus Alcock, 1890
(Senior Synonym)
Platophrys dimorphus Gilchrist, 1904
(Junior Synonym)
Rhomboidichthys valderostratus Alcock, 1890
(Senior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Broadbrow Flounder (English)
• Strong-scale Flounder
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal, Sandy, Muddy


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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