Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Pleuronectiformes > Pleuronectidae > Cleisthenes > Cleisthenes herzensteini

Cleisthenes herzensteini (pointhead flounder)

Synonyms: Cleisthenes pinetorum herzensteini; Hippoglossoides herzensteini
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Cleisthenes herzensteini is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on bottoms in the temperate waters of the northwest Pacific, from the Sea of Okhotsk to the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, Gulf of Bohai and the East China Sea. It can grow up to 47 centimetres (19 in) in length, though its length is typically around 31 centimetres (12 in). Its maximum recorded weight is 1.215 kilograms (2.68 lb), and it can live for up to 15 years.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes personatus (Pacific sandlance)[2]
Crangon affinis (Japanese sand shrimp)[2]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[2]
Eualus sinensis (iso shrimp)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[3]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropoma japonicum (Blackmouth splitfin)1
Alcichthys elongatus1
Cynoglossus joyneri (Red tongue sole)1
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Gymnocanthus intermedius (Sculpin)1
Helicolenus hilgendorfii (Hilgendorf's saucord)1
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)1
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)1
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)1
Liparis tanakae (Tanaka's snailfish)1
Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)2
Paralichthys olivaceus (Olive flounder)2
Physiculus japonicus (Japanese codling)1
Scomberomorus niphonius (Spotted Spanish mackerel)2
Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago)1
Thunnus tonggol (Oriental bonito)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)2
Trichiurus margarites (hairtail)1
Zeus faber (European john dory)1


China; East China Sea; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Northwest Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk, Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, Gulf of Bo Hai, and East China Sea.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Ryukyu Islands; Sea of Japan; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2"Stock dynamics of Cleisthenes herzensteini in the central and southern Yellow Sea", Xiujuan Shana, Xianshi Jina, Zhipeng Zhoua, Fangqun Dai, Acta Ecologica Sinica, Volume 32, Issue 5, October 2012, Pages 244–252
3Jorrit 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.
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