Scientific Name
Parabothus taiwanensis  
Parabothus taiwanensis臺灣擬鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Amaoka & Shen, 1993 Depth 50 - 110M
Chinese 臺灣擬鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣擬鮃 
Max Length 14.8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Kaohsiung, sw. Taiwan 
Synonyms Parabothus sp.   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Amaoka, K. etc. 1993 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063578. ASIZP0807605. ASIZP0917605. NMNSF00507.  
Common Name Lefteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 95-108; anal-fin rays 78-84; pectoral-fin rays 12. With a small number of scales in lateral line 61-66; obtuse knob on both snout tip and mandibular symphysis in males; biserial teeth on upper jaw.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms near shelf. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southwestern and northeastern coasts of Taiwan Taiwan: North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.