Scientific Name
Japonolaeops dentatus  
Japonolaeops dentatus日本左鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Amaoka, 1969 Depth 300 - 30M
Chinese 日本左鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 多齒日本左鮃 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Miya, Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Amaoka, K. 1969 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058422. ASIZP0061119. ASIZP0061529. ASIZP0062243. ASIZP0062244. ASIZP0070592. ASIZP0074393. ASIZP0074816. NMMBP03702. NMMBP05411. NTUM05441. NTUM07101. NTUM07109.  
Common Name Lefteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 114-16; anal-fin rays 91-96; pectoral-fin rays 14-15. Body elongate, its depth 2.8 to 3.3 times in SL., and head length 4.9 to 5.7 times in SL. Eyes separated by a bony ridge. Mouth small, about equal to eye diameter. Both jaws on ocular side with teeth. First 2 dorsal fin rays not clearly separated from other rays.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea and Taiwan. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Marketed salt-dried.