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

Prey / Diet Overlap


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;

External References



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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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