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Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonisis commonly referred to as Megrim. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4940 
AphiaID:
127146 
Scientific:
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis 
German:
Flügelbutt 
English:
Megrim 
Category:
Fladfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Scophthalmidae (Family) > Lepidorhombus (Genus) > whiffiagonis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Walbaum, ), 1792 
Size:
25 cm - 60 cm 
Temperature:
7°C - 23°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-04 19:43:32 

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(Walbaum, 1792)

Distribution:
Northeast Atlantic: Iceland southward to Cape Bojador (26°N), West Sahara and in the western Mediterranean.

Biology:
Occurs on soft bottoms. Depth range from 100-400 m and from 288-700 m in the eastern Ionian Sea. Feeds on small bottom-living fishes as well as on squids and crustaceans.
Spawns in deep waters off Iceland and west of the British Isles.

Synonymised taxa:
Lepidorhombus megastoma Donovan, 1804
Pleuronectes megastoma Donovan, 1804 (synonym)
Pleuronectes pseudopalus Pennant, 1812
Pleuronectes whiffiagonis Walbaum, 1792
Rhombus (Lepidorhombus) whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792) (synonym)

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