Scientific Name
Engyprosopon maldivensis  
Engyprosopon maldivensis馬爾地夫短額鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Regan, 1908) Depth 30 - 141M
Chinese 馬爾地夫短額鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬爾代夫短額鮃 
Max Length 12.7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Maldives, Indian Ocean, 27-44 fms 
Synonyms Arnoglossus maculipinnis, Engyprosopon borneensis, Engyprosopon macroptera, Engyprosopon maculipinnis, Scaeops maldivensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Regan, C. T. 1908 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060487. ASIZP0061121. ASIZP0062239. ASIZP0062240. ASIZP0062241. ASIZP0070533. ASIZP0070666. ASIZP0070671. ASIZP0080829. ASIZP0080830. ASIZP0807565. ASIZP0807566. ASIZP0900312. ASIZP0917565. ASIZP0917566. NMMBP01014. NMMBP02771. NMMBP06695. NMMBP06696. NMMBP06697. NTMP1003. NTOU-AE6216. NTUM05415. NTUM05416. NTUM05417. NTUM05563. NTUM05564. NTUM05565. NTUM05566. NTUM07637. ROM39365.  
Common Name Olive wide-eyed flounder; Olive wide-eyed 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 79-83; anal-fin rays 60-64; pectoral-fin rays 11-12. Caudal fin without a pair of jet-black blotches. Mouth rather large, maxillary extending below middle of lower eye. Pectoral rays elongated into filaments, greatly longer than head length.
habitats Inhabits sandy and muddy areas of the continental shelf. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, and other bottom-living animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Maldives, Philippines, Borneo, northern and northwestern Australia, Coral Sea, Taiwan, and southern Japan. Taiwan: North-East. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.