Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Aseraggodes  
  Aseraggodes kaianus  (Günther, 1880) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Asseragodes kaianusSolea kaiana  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 68; anal-fin rays 48; caudal-fin rays 18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin separate from dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins absent. With ctenoid scales on head and body; ventral fin bases short. Anterior nasal tube on eyed side short, not reaching beyond midpoint of lower eye. Right side of fins with black reticulated marks; only one row of dark brown spots along lateral line.  
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. 
Distribution: Western Central Pacific: Kei Islands. Philippines. southern Japan. Taiwan: West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf. 
Name Code: 382771
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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