Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37460006

Species Kamoharaia megastoma (Kamohara, 1936)

Widemouth Flounder, Wide-mouthed Flounder, Widemouthed Flounder


Generic Combinations




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Northwest of Port Hedland (19°08'S to 116°50'S) to south of Scott Reef (14°58'S, 121°38'E), WA; tropical, west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information



General References

Amaoka, K. 1969. Studies on the sinestral flounders found in the waters around Japan. Taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Journal of the Shimonoseki College of Fisheries 18: 65-340 [217]

Chen, J.T.F. & Weng, H.T.C. 1965. A review of the flatfishes of Taiwan. Biological Bulletin. Tunghai University (Ichthyology) 25, 27(5): 1-103 figs 1-72

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. [275]

Hensley, D.A. & Amaoka, K. 2001. Bothidae. pp. 3799-3841 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3834]

Hoese, D.F. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Bothidae. pp. 1810-1823 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1820]

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [46]

Kamohara, T. 1961. Notes on the type specimens of fishes in my laboratory. Report of the USA Marine Biological Station 8(2): 1-9 pls 1-7 [7]

Kuronuma, K. 1940. The heterosomate fishes collected in deep waters of Japan. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 10(3): 29-61 figs 1-7 [35]

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [284]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
08-Jul-2015 PLEURONECTOIDEI 16-Jun-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED