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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Bothidae  
 Genus Bothus  
  Bothus pantherinus  (Rüppell, 1830) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Bothus pantherhinesBothus pantherhinusPasser marchionessarumPlatophrys pantherinesPlatophrys pantherinusRhomboidichthys pantherinusRhombus pantherinusdetails
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 86-94; anal-fin rays 66-72; pectoral-fin rays 10-11. Eyed side with dark spots, blotches and rings on body and median fins; 1 distinct dark blotch on middle of straight section of lateral line; narrow dark crossbars on eyed side of pectorals.  
Habitat: Inhabits sandy or silty sand, and muddy bottoms of inner reef flats and seaward reefs. Juveniles frequently found in tide pools. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: throughout the Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Hsaioliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyud 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Utilized as a food fish and processed into fish meal. 
Name Code: 382702
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