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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Zebrias  
  Zebrias zebra  (Bloch, 1787) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Pleuronectes zebraSynaptura zebra  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 69-97; anal-fin rays 56-85; caudal-fin rays 16-18. Body elongate, with strongly ctenoid scales on both sides. Eyes on right side, separated by scaly nterorbital space. Mouth curved, cleft reaching to vertical through anterior border of lower eye. Dorsal and anal fins completely joined to caudal fin; pectoral fins well developed, attached to opercular membrane, the right much longer than the left; upper 2 rays of right pectoral fin longer than others; pelvic fins shorter than right pectoral fin; asymmetrical, with right pelvic-fin base longer than left. Yellow-brown on eyed side, with 12, paired, dark brown cross bands continued onto fins, where they bend posteriorly; a white-bordered, dark, ocellus on caudal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Thailand, to northern China Sea, southern Japan, Philippines, and southward to Borneo, and Indonesia. Taiwan: Penghu, North, North-East, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted. 
Name Code: 382785
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