Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Pardachirus  
  Pardachirus pavoninus  (Lacepède, 1802) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Achirus pavoninusAseraggodes ocellatusAseraggodes persimilisParadachirus pavonimusParadachirus pavoninusPardachirus parvonimusPardachirus povaninusPordachirus pavorinusSolea persimilis  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 70; anal-fin rays 53; caudal-fin rays 18. Eyes on right side. Dorsal and anal fins separate from caudal fin; pectoral fins absent; pelvic fins unequal, the right one with an elongated base and attached posteriorly to genital papilla. Series of toxic glands along the bases of dorsal and anal fin rays, their pores visible. Reddish brown, densely spotted on head; body and fins of ocular surface also with spots of various sizes and shapes, bordered by a dark rim and some with a blackish spot on center. 
Habitat: Occurs on sand and mud bottoms of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Samoa and Tonga, north to Japan, south to Onslow. Taiwan: South, Penghu, West. 
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382778
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