Scientific Name
Parabothus kiensis  
Parabothus kiensis少鱗擬鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Tanaka, 1918) Depth 200 - 400M
Chinese 少鱗擬鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 少鱗擬鮃 
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 North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tanabe, Wakayama Pref., Japan 
Synonyms Platophrys kiensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Lefteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 104-117; anal-fin rays 87-95; pectoral-fin rays 13. Caudal fin darkened on middle rays. Related to P. coarctatus, but differs from it in having a small number of scales on the lateral line, larger eye, its diameter 3.5 times in head length, no dark blotches on lateral line and no dots along upper margin of upper eye.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms near shelf, also found on deep sea area. Feeds on fishes, shrimps, and other small benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan, southern Indonesia to northwest Australia, and New Caledonia. Taiwan: North-East. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh or dried.