Diamond turbot

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Diamond turbot
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Hypsopsetta
H. guttulata
Binomial name
Hypsopsetta guttulata
(Girard, 1856)
  • Pleuronichthys guttulatus Girard, 1856
  • Parophrys ayresii Günther, 1862

The diamond turbot (Hypsopsetta guttulata) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives in subtropical waters on sand or mud bottoms at depths of up to 50 metres (160 ft), though it is most commonly found between 1 and 20 metres (3.3 and 65.6 ft). Its native habitat is the coastal areas of the eastern Pacific, from Cape Mendocino, California in the north to Baja California in Mexico in the south. The turbot is dark green with light blue spots. It reaches up to 46 centimetres (18 in) in length, and its maximum reported lifespan is 9 years.[2]


The diamond turbot feeds almost entirely during daylight, and its diet consists of benthos invertebrates such as polychaetes, molluscs and shrimps.[2]


  1. ^ van der Heiden, Lea, B. & Findley, L. (2010). "Pleuronichthys guttulatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T183514A8126281. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T183514A8126281.en.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) Downloaded on 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (15 July 2009). "Hypsopsetta guttulata". Fishbase. Retrieved 2009-10-28.

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