Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Liachirus  
  Liachirus melanospilos  (Bleeker, 1854) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Achirus melanospilosAseraggodes melanospilusLiachirus melanospilus  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 59-62; anal-fin rays 42-47; 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 cycloid scales on head and body; right ventral fin base longer than the other one.  
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Laccadives, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Taiwan and Japan. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf.  
Name Code: 382776
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