Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Pseudaesopia  
  Pseudaesopia japonica  (Bleeker, 1860) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Aesopia japonicaZebrias japonicaZebrias japonicus  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 71-81; anal-fin rays 58-65; pectoral-fin rays18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin joined to dorsal and anal fins. Opercular membrane usually on both sides of body joined nearly to distal tips of upper rays of pectoral fins and forming continuous membranous connection with gill opening. First ray of dorsal fin not enlarged; scales rough, distinctly ctenoid. No skinny flap on eyeballs. Only anterior half of caudal fin margin connected with dorsal and anal fins respectively. Hind half of caudal fin with a few yellow longitudinal bands; interorbital scaled; scales in lateral line 7 + 83-99.  
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Korea and Japan to the East China Sea. Taiwan: West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf. 
Name Code: 382779
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