Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Solea  
  Solea ovata  Richardson, 1846 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Microbuglossus humilisMicrobuglossus ovatusSolea humilis  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 59-63; anal-fin rays 46-48;. caudal-fin rays 20. Body ovate with small ctenoid scales on both sides. Eyes on right side, separated by a small concave interorbital space. Snout obtusely pointed with series of short cutaneous sensory processes on blind side. Mouth small, curved, cleft reaching point between verticals through anterior and midpoint of lower eye. Dorsal and anal fins separate from caudal fin; pectoral fin on eyed side about twice as long as that on blind side; both pelvic fins present. Olive or brown with spots and black blotches on eyed side of body and fins; deep black blotches on outer two-thirds of pectoral fins. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: including the northern China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, the Philippines and southward to Indonesia. Taiwan: West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted. 
Name Code: 382780
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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