Scientific Name
Chascanopsetta lugubris  
Chascanopsetta lugubris大口長頜鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Alcock, 1894 Depth 60 - 100M
Chinese 大口長頜鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大口長頜鮃 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bay of Bengal, 13°51'12"N, 80°28'12"E, Investigator sta. 162, 145-250 fms 
Synonyms Chascanopsetta blumenalia, Chascanopsetta galatheae, Chascanopsetta gilchristi, Chascanopsetta lugubris danae, Chascanopsetta lugubris lugubris, Chascanopsetta maculata, Chascanopsetta microstoma, Chascanopsetta normani, Chascanopsetta raptator, Trachypterophrys raptator   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Alcock, A. W. 1894 Doubler, E.E. 1958 Amaoka, K. 1971 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058072. ASIZP0061601. ASIZP0062209. ASIZP0063081. ASIZP0064870. ASIZP0068026. ASIZP0073836. ASIZP0800419. ASIZP0803787. ASIZP0910419. ASIZP0913787. ASIZP0916333. CAS214584. FRIP00224. FRIP03062. FRIP21392. FRIP22042. NMMBP01724. NMMBP02897. NMMBP04685. NMMBP04686. NMMBP05761. NMMBP05794. NMMSTP00895. NMMSTP01528. NMNSF00224. NMNSF00574. NTMP0368. NTMP0534. NTMP0979. NTUM01593. NTUM02491. NTUM05245. NTUM05442. NTUM05443. NTUM05444. NTUM05445. ...List all 41 records... 
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Common Name Pelican flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 115-120; anal-fin rays 79-85; pectoral-fin rays 13-15. Body flexible. Mouth extremely large, maxillary not projecting beyond tip of snout. No canine tooth. Tip of lower jaw slightly beyond the upper; upper jaw shorter than head length.
habitats Inhabits the deeper continental shelf to depths of almost 1,000 m. Found on sand, mud and clay bottoms. Feeds on larger benthic animals. 
Distribution Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea round the Cape to Natal, South Africa. Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Indo-Pacific: off the eastern coast of Africa and off India and Sri Lanka to Japan. Taiwan: South, North-East. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.