Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Heteromycteris  
  Heteromycteris matsubarai  Ochiai, 1963 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Citation: 中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 86-93; anal-fin rays 57-64; caudal-fin rays 19. Snout forming distinct hook; mouth inferior, markedly contorted; caudal fin completely separate from dorsal and anal fins; branchial septum perforated.  
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Tanegashima, Japan to the South China Sea. Taiwan: South. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf. 
Name Code: 382775
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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