Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Poecilopsettidae  
 Genus Poecilopsetta  
  Poecilopsetta plinthus  (Jordan & Starks, 1904) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Alaeops plinthus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 62-65; anal-fin rays 53-56; pectoral-fin rays 8-10. Lateral line undeveloped. Dorsal and anal fins each with a row of black spots. Caudal with a pair of black spots at middle of upper and lower margins. Right pectoral with branched rays but no black spot; a pair of conspicuous blackspots at middle of upper and lower margins of caudal; posterior half of body with an upper and a lower dark spots. Upper-jaw length 3.4 to 3.9 times in head length.  
Habitat: Known from depths of 60 to 400 m on sand-mud bottoms. Feeds on small bottom- living animals. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, and China near Hainan. Reported from the Philippines. Taiwan: South, North-East, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382762
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