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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Cynoglossidae  
 Genus Cynoglossus  
  Cynoglossus puncticeps  (Richardson, 1846) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Arelia brachyrhynchosArelia javanicaCynoglossus aurolineatusCynoglossus brachyrhynchusCynoglossus brevisCynoglossus nigrolabeculatusCynoglossus puncticeps immaculataCynoglossus punticepsPlagiusa aurolimbataPlagiusa nigrolabeculataPlagusia aurolimbata details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 90-100; anal-fin rays 70-80; Ocular side yellow-brown. Dorsal and anal fins joined to caudal. Eyes both on the left side of the body, a narrow space separating them; asymmetrical mouth; rostral hook below mouth. Ocular side with 2 lateral lines. Only the left ventral fin present. 
Habitat: Found on the continental shelf over sandy and muddy bottoms. Occurs in the lower courses of flowing rivers and in estuaries. Feeds mostly on benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India eastward to the Malay Archipelago and the South China Sea, southward to the Philippines and northwest Australia; eastward to New Guinea Taiwan: South. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Sold fresh, frozen, or dried salted in markets. 
Name Code: 382736
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