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Flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes)
Topp, R.W.; Hoff Jr., F.H. (1972). Flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes). Memoirs Hourglass cruis. 2(4): 1-135
In: Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises. Florida Marine Research Institute. Florida Department of Environmental Protection: St. Petersburg. ISSN 0085-0683, more
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  • Topp, R.W.
  • Hoff Jr., F.H.

    Eighteen flatfish species were collected by trawl and box dredge during Project Hourglass, a 28 month systematic sampling program off southwestern Florida. Species taken, in order of abundance, were Syacium papillosum, Etropus rimosus, Bothus robinsi, Symphurus diomedianus, Cyclopsetta fimbriata, Citharichthys macrops, Citharichthys gymnorhinus, Etropus crossotus, Gymnachirus melas, Symphurus urospilus, Symphurus minor, Symphurus plagiusa, Achirus lineatus, Gastropsetta frontalis, Symphurus parvus, Paralichthys albigutta, Ancylopsetta quadrocellata and Bothus ocellatus. Keys to the genera and species known to occur on the Florida Shelf are provided. Insofar as possible the following information is presented for each species, based on Hourglass material, various museum collections and published reports: list of recent literature, descriptive data, geographical distribution, environmental correlatives, seasonality, diurnality, food and feeding, reproduction, size, abundance and commercial importance.

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