The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Symphurus diabolicus Mahadeva & Munroe, 1990:949

Diabolical tonguefish (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 15 April 1888

Rediscovered in 2001 or before



Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mahadeva, M. N. and Munroe, T. A. (1990). Three new species of symphurine tonguefishes from tropical and warm temperate waters of the Eastern Pacific (Symphurus: Cynoglossidae: Pleuronectiformes). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 103(4): 931-954.


Other references:

Munroe, T. A. and McCosker, John E. (2001). Redescription of Symphurus diabolicus, a poorly-known, deep-sea tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes:Cynoglossidae) from the Galapagos Archipelago. Rev. Biol. Trop. 49 supl. 1: 185-191. [Abstract]


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