Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Bothidae  
 Genus Psettina  
  Psettina iijimae  (Jordan & Starks, 1904) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Engyprosopon iijimae  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 80-92; anal-fin rays 62-70; pectoral-fin rays 11-12. This species differs from other members of the genus by having dark spots along the upper and lower edges of its body, extending to basal part of the dorsal and anal fins, posterior part of the caudal fin and a dark band, upper limb of gill arch with gill rakers. This genus is characterized by having eyes separated by a bony ridge of very narrow space anteriorly and a ridge posteriorly, a small mouth about equal to eye diameter, ctenoid scales on ocular side armed with a row of hairlike spines.  
Habitat: Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on small polychaetes, crustaceans, and fishes. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan, southern Indonesia, and northwestern Australia Taiwan: North-East, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom shrimp trawls.  
Name Code: 382723
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