Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Pleuronectiformes > Scophthalmidae > Lepidorhombus > Lepidorhombus boscii

Lepidorhombus boscii (Whiff; Megrim; Fourspotted megrim; Fourspot scaldfish; Four-spot megrim; Fourspot megrim; Flounder; Four-spotted scaldfish)

Synonyms: Arnoglossus boscii; Hippoglossus boscii; Lepidorhombus bosci; Pleuronectes boscii; Rhombus boscii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The four-spot megrim (Lepidorhombus boscii) is a species of flatfish in the Scophthalmidae family. It is found a depths between 7 and 800 m (23 and 2,625 ft) in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean. It can be separated from its close relative, the megrim or whiff (L. whiffiagonis), by the dark spots towards the rear of the fins. It reaches a length of 40 cm (16 in).
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Prey / Diet

Alpheus glaber (red snapping shrimp)[1]
Anchialina agilis[2]
Aphrodita aculeata (Sea mouse)[2]
Boreomysis megalops[2]
Callionymus lyra (european dragonet)[2]
Calocaris macandreae[2]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[3]
Erythrops elegans[2]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[2]
Gadiculus argenteus (Silvery pout)[2]
Goneplax rhomboides (angular crab)[2]
Haplostylus normani[2]
Leptomysis gracilis[2]
Lesueurigobius friesii (fries' goby)[2]
Liocarcinus depurator (harbour crab)[2]
Lophogaster typicus[2]
Munida iris (Squat lobster)[2]
Munida rugosa (Long-clawed squat lobster)[2]
Mysideis parva[2]
Necora puber (velvet crab)[2]
Pandalina brevirostris[2]
Parapseudomma calloplura[2]
Philocheras bispinosus[2]
Pontocaris lacazei (hardshell shrimp)[2]
Pontophilus echinulatus[2]
Pontophilus spinosus (spiny lobster)[2]
Processa canaliculata (processa shrimp)[1]
Sergestes arcticus[2]
Solenocera membranacea (Atlantic mud shrimp)[1]
Squilla mantis[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arnoglossus laterna (Scald-fish)1
Bothus podas (Wide-eyed flounder)1
Chelidonichthys cuculus (cockoo gurnard)1
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)3
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Rock cook)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Gaidropsarus biscayensis (Spotted rockling)1
Gnathophis mystax (Thinlip conger)3
Hymenocephalus italicus (Glasshead grenadier)2
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)1
Lepidotrigla cavillone (Large-scaled gurnard)2
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)2
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)1
Mullus barbatus (red mullet)2
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)1
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Short-spined sea scorpion)1
Ophidion barbatum (Cusk eel)2
Pagellus acarne (Spanish seabream)2
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)1
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)1
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)1
Pomadasys incisus (Bastard grunt)2
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Raja brachyura (Blond ray)2
Raja miraletus (Brown ray)1
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)3
Raja polystigma (Speckled ray)1
Raja undulata (Painted ray)1
Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Mediterranean longnose)2
Scorpaena porcus (Black scorpion fish)1
Trachyrincus scabrus (Roughsnout grenadier)1
Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod)1


Raja brachyura (Blond ray)[4]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis pegreffii <Unverified Name>[5]
Anisakis simplex[5]
Bothriocephalus scorpii[5]
Lecithochirium grandiporum[5]


Aegean Sea; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; France; Galician Shelf; Gibraltar; Iberian Coastal; Ireland; Italy; Josephine Seamount; Le Danois Bank; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Morocco; Northeast Atlantic: British Isles south to Cape Bojador, West Sahara and the Mediterranean.; Portugal; Sea of Marmara; Spain; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002
2Jorrit 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.
3Diet, growth and reproduction of four flatfishes on the Portuguese coast, CÉLIA M. TEIXEIRA, MARISA I. BATISTA and HENRIQUE N. CABRAL, Scientia Marina 74(2) June 2010, 223-233
4Diet comparison of four ray species (Raja clavata, Raja brachyura, Raja montagui and Leucoraja naevus) caught along the Portuguese continental shelf, Inês Farias, Ivone Figueiredo, Teresa Moura, Leonel Serrano Gordo, Ana Neves and Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Aquat. Living Resour. 19, 105–114 (2006)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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