Scientific Name
Bothus myriaster  
Bothus myriaster繁星鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 繁星鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 繁星鮃 
Max Length 27 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 East、West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Bothus bleekeri, Bothus ovalis, Bothus thompsoni, Platophrys ovalis, Platophrys thompsoni, Rhombus myriaster   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Amaoka, K. 1964 Amaoka, K. 1964 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054516. ASIZP0054808. ASIZP0055041. ASIZP0055590. ASIZP0058073. ASIZP0058839. ASIZP0059377. ASIZP0061702. ASIZP0062252. ASIZP0063580. ASIZP0064215. ASIZP0066159. ASIZP0066203. ASIZP0066435. ASIZP0066440. ASIZP0066479. ASIZP0073685. ASIZP0074038. ASIZP0074166. ASIZP0074247. ASIZP0074340. ASIZP0074608. ASIZP0080159. ASIZP0801425. ASIZP0801426. ASIZP0801444. ASIZP0801445. ASIZP0801446. ASIZP0900149. ASIZP0900361. ASIZP0911425. ASIZP0911426. ASIZP0911444. ASIZP0911445. ASIZP0911446. BMNH1933.6.12.4. CAS214460. ...List all 77 records... 
Common Name Oval flounder; Disc flounder; Discoid flounder; Indo-Pacific oval flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.