Bothus mancus, Male, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Ian Shaw
Bothus mancus, WA, Australia. Photo: Graham Edgar
Bothus mancus, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Australia. Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Left-eye flounder with eyes spaced widely (over twice eye diameter apart), lower eye close to mouth. Blue-edged spots, dark diffuse blotch behind pectoral fin base, and dark peacock feather spot on midline two-thirds distance along body. Males with long filaments extending from pectoral fin to near tail base. Generally on sand between reef patches.
Max Size: 45 cm
Depth: 3-150 m
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.