Scientific Name
Asterorhombus intermedius  
Asterorhombus intermedius中間角鮃
by: ©Sainsbury, Keith: CSIRO
Author (Bleeker, 1865) Depth 0 - 60M
Chinese 中間角鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中間角鮃 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚、肉瞇仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Menado(?), Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Arnoglossus annulatus, Arnoglossus intermedius, Asterorhombus stellifer, Engyprosopon intermedius, Platophrys intermedius   
Reference Records of the genus Asterorhombus (Family: Bothidae) and its two species from northern Taiwan and Taiping Island(Lin, Shao & Shen ,1995);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Bleeker, P. 1865 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 Lin, Pai-Lei etc. 1995 Shirai, Y. etc. 1998 Amaoka, K. etc. 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0057100. NTUM02485.  
Common Name Blotched flounder; Intermediate flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 77-84; anal-fin rays 55-62; pectoral-fin rays 12. Distinguished from all other Micronesian genera by having a nearly continuous bony ridge extending from the anterior margin of the lower eye to the posterior margin of the upper eye, and a narrow interorbital space, always greater than the greatest eye diameter.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on bottom-living animals. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: western Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea, to southern Japan, Indo-Australian Archipelago, and Tonga Islands. Taiwan: South. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Caught by divers.