Named By: Eastman - 1914.
Classification: Chordata, Actinopterygii, Pleuronectiformes, Bothidae.
Species: E. minimus (type), E. singhi.
Size: About 10 centimetres long.
Known locations: Europe and Asia.
Time period: Eocene.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.
The name Eobothus is a reference to the earlier appearance of this genus to the modern genus Bothus, a type of flounder. Eobothus had a very similar body form, with the body being compressed flat so that it could blend into the sandy bottom of the ocean floor and rely upon its camouflage to hide it from the eyes of not only predatory fish, but the eyes of the small aquatic organisms that it hunted.
- Lower Eocene Fishes from Barmer, South Western Rajasthan, India - S. Ashok & N. K. Choudhary - 1971.