Scientific Name
Laeops parviceps  
Laeops parviceps小頭左鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1880 Depth 64 - 292M
Chinese 小頭左鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 小頭左鮃 
Max Length 14 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 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Twofold Bay, N. S. W., Australia, Challenger sta. 163, 120 fms (?), Challenger sta. 190, 35-49 fms 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Gunther, A. 1880 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0068106. ASIZP0070677. ASIZP0074669. ASIZP0803867. ASIZP0913867. NMMBP04890. NMMBP04893. NMMBP04894. NMMBP05139. NMMBP05170. NMMBP05344.  
Common Name Small headed flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 106-111; anal-fin rays 84-89; pectoral-fin rays 13. Upper jaw 2 times in head length. All upper-jaw and lower-jaw teeth confined to blind side. Upper profile nearly straight above and behind eye. Body flat; but not long and thin ; Edge of body untransparented. Head length 5.56 times in standard length; body yellow brown.
habitats Found in sandy and muddy areas of the continental shelf, also found on deep sea area. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Taiwan to northwestern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.