Scientific Name
Kamoharaia megastoma  
Kamoharaia megastoma鱷口鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kamohara, 1936) Depth 300 - 800M
Chinese 鱷口鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大嘴鱷口鮃 
Max Length 22.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Chascanopsetta megastoma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Kamohara, T. 1936 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0072772. ASIZP0072777. ASIZP0805445. ASIZP0805450. ASIZP0915445. ASIZP0915450. NMMBP05475.  
Barcode2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100%
Common Name Wide-mouthed flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 109; anal-fin rays 85; pectoral-fin rays 7. Mouth extremely large, maxillary strongly protruding beyond the tip of the snout anteriorly, and extending far beyond lower eye posteriorly. Upper jaw with 3 to 4 pairs of larger teeth anteriorly, and lower jaw with 3 pairs of curved strong canines anteriorly. Pectoral fin dark.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms at depths of about 800 m. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan to the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Rarely caught with bottom trawls.