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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Bothidae  
 Genus Bothus  
  Bothus myriaster  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Bothus bleekeriBothus ovalisBothus thompsoniPlatophrys ovalisPlatophrys thompsoniRhombus myriaster  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Amaoka, K & H.-C. Ho. 2019. The lefteye flounder family Bothidae (Order Pleuronectiformes) of Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4702(1):155-215.
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 87-98; anal-fin rays 66-71; pectoral-fin rays 9. Distinguished by cycloid scales on the ocular side, except for upper and lower margins of body, and a shorter lower jaw, contained 2.3 to 2.9 times in head length. Body almost circular in shape in young, becoming ovate with growth. Most sexually dimorphic characters develop at about 8 cm SL. 
Habitat: Rare species. Found in sandy and muddy areas of the continental shelf. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: definitely recorded from Inhambane, Mozambique; throughout the Indian Ocean to Java, Sumatra, Viet-Nam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Lord Howe Island Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lyudao, North, East, West. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh or used in making fish meal. 
Name Code: 382701
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