Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Cynoglossidae  
 Genus Cynoglossus  
  Cynoglossus arel  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cynoglossus macrolepidusCynoglossus oligolepisPleuronectes arel  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 116-125; anal-fin rays 85-95; caudal-fin rays 10. Eyed side uniform brown, with a dark patch on gill cover, blind side white. Body elongate, its depth 3.85 to 5 times in standard length. Eyes with a small scaly interorbital space. Snout obtusely pointed. Rostral hook short. Corner of mouth reaching posteriorly to or beyond lower of eye, about midway between gill opening and tip of snout. Caudal-fin rays usually 10. Midlateral-line scales 56 to 70. Scales large, ctenoid on eyed side of body. Cycloid on blind side. Scale rows between lateral lines on eyed side of body 7 to 9.  
Habitat: Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms of the continental shelf down to 125 m. Enters estuaries and tidal rivers. Feeds predominantly on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Sri Lanka, eastward to Indonesia, southern China, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and southern Japan. Taiwan: North, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Marketed mostly fresh and frozen; also dried-salted. 
Name Code: 382727
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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