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Species Neoachiropsetta milfordi (Penrith, 1965)

Armless Deepsea Flounder, Armless Flounder


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Extra Distribution Information

South of Bruny Island (44°08'S, 147°16'E) to west of Arthur River (41°06'S, 143°50'E), TAS, also off Macquarie Island (54°36, 158°44'E); temperate, southern circumglobal.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Macquarie Island Province (24), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

800–1440 m.


General References

Evseenko, S.A. 1996. Early development stages of the Southern Ocean flounders (family Achiropsettidae). Voprosy Ikhtiologii 36(3): 411-415 [In Russian. English translation in Journal of Ichthyology 36 (4): 345-349] [413]

Evseenko, S.A. 1996. Ontogeny and relationships of the flatfishes of the Southern Ocean (Achiropsettidae, Pleuronectoidei). Voprosy Ikhtiologii 36(6): 725-752 [in Russian, translated in Journal of Ichthyology 36(9): 687-712] [726]

Evseenko, S.A. 2000. Family Achiropsettidae and its position in the taxonomic and ecological classifications of Pleuronectiformes. Journal of Ichthyology 40(Suppl. 1): 110-138 [110]

Heemstra, P.C. 1990. Achiropsettidae, southern flounders. pp. 408-413, figs 1-5 in Gon, O. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds). Fishes of the Southern Ocean. Grahamstown : J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 462 pp. [412] (as Mancopsetta milfordi)

Hensley, D.A. 1986. Family No. 269: Bothidae. pp. 854-863 in Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds). Smith's Sea Fishes. Johannesburg : Macmillan South Africa xx + 1047 pp. 144 pls. [860] (as Mancopsetta milfordi)

Hoese, D. F. & Bray, D.J. 2006. Achiropsettidae. pp. 1824-1825 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. [1825] (as Mancopsetta milfordi)

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook. Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [107]


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 19-Jun-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED