Scientific Name
Laeops kitaharae  
Laeops kitaharae北原氏左鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Smith & Pope, 1906) Depth 70 - 300M
Chinese 北原氏左鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 北原左鮃 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kagoshima, Japan 
Synonyms Laeops kitharae, Lambdopsetta kitaharae, Leops kitaharae   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Smith, H. M. etc. 1906 Amaoka, K. 1972 Kunio Amaoka 1972 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0060150. ASIZP0061554. ASIZP0061852. ASIZP0073971. ASIZP0075164. ASIZP0080370. ASIZP0806640. ASIZP0807636. ASIZP0807637. ASIZP0900236. ASIZP0916640. ASIZP0917636. ASIZP0917637. CAS28211. FRIP00588. FRIP03221. NMMBP05164. NMMSTP00749. NMMSTP01572. NTUM01591. NTUM03788. NTUM05439. NTUM05440. NTUM05477. NTUM05568. NTUM05569. NTUM05570. NTUM05571. NTUM05573. NTUM05574. NTUM05576. NTUM05577. NTUM05578. NTUM05579. NTUM05580. NTUM05581. NTUM05582. ...List all 40 records... 
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Lefteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 106-113; anal-fin rays 85-91; pectoral-fin rays 12-14. Mouth very small and asymmetrical, its length much shorter than eye diameter. Dentition developed only on blind side of jaws. Head small, 1/6 to 1/7 of SL. First 2 dorsal fin rays detached from others. Body with small spots.
habitats Found in sandy and muddy areas of the continental shelf. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: including East Africa and Japan. Taiwan: Penghu, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.