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Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder; American fourspot flounder)

Synonyms: Paralichthys oblongus; Pleuronectes oblongus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hippoglossina oblonga (the fourspot flounder, American fourspot flounder or simply four-spot), is a flatfish and member of the large-tooth flounder family Paralichthyidae. This species has been placed in the genus Paralichthys by some authorities.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes marinus (sand eel)[1]
Ampharete oculata[1]
Astarte arctica (Arctic astarte)[1]
Cancer irroratus (rock crab)[1]
Cancer plebejus (Atlantic rock crab)[2]
Crangon septemspinosa (sevenspine bay shrimp)[3]
Dichelopandalus leptocerus (bristled longbeak)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[2]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[3]
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (ellipse)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa mediocris (Hickory shad)1
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)4
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)1
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Brevoortia tyrannus (Shad)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)2
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)3
Citharichthys arctifrons (Gulf Stream flounder)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)1
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)3
Cynoscion striatus (Striped weakfish)1
Dasyatis say (Say's stingray)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)1
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)2
Gadus morhua (rock cod)2
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)3
Lamna nasus (Porbeagle shark)2
Larimus fasciatus (Banded drum)1
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)2
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)1
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)2
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)4
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)2
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)3
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)2
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)4
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)2
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)3
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)1
Morone americana (Wreckfish)2
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)2
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)1
Myliobatis freminvillei (Blue-nosed ray)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)3
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)3
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)1
Ophidion marginatum (Striped cusk-eel)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)2
Paralichthys orbignyanus1
Peristedion miniatum (Armored searobin)1
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)1
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)2
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)1
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)3
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)3
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)3
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)2
Rajella fyllae (Round ray)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)4
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)3
Syngnathus fuscus (Northern pipefish)1
Tautoga onitis (Tautog)1
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)1
Triglops murrayi (Moustache sculpin)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)5
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)3
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)2
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)1

Predators

Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[1]
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Witch flounder)[1]
Hemitripterus americanus (Wip)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[1]
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)[1]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[4]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[1]
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)[1]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[1]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[1]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[1]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus scorpii[1]
Steganoderma formosum[1]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Canada; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) and Georges Bank to southern Florida, USA.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
3 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p.
4Food and Ontogenetic Shifts in Feeding of the Goosefish, Lophius Americanus, Michael P. Armstrong, John A. Musick, and James A. Colvocoresses, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 18: 99–103
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