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Brachypleura novaezeelandiae

(Brachypleura novaezeelandiae)

Description

Brachypleura novaezeelandiae, the yellow-dabbled flounder or yellow citharid, is a species of citharid flounder native to the western and central Indo-Pacific. It occurs at depths from 18 to 92 m (59 to 302 ft) and is of minor importance to commercial fisheries. This species grows to a length of 14 cm (5.5 in). This species is the only known member of the genus Brachypleura.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Citharidae
Genus:Brachypleura
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