Scientific Name
Cynoglossus interruptus  
Cynoglossus interruptus斷線舌鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1880 Depth 50 - 150M
Chinese 斷線舌鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 舌鰨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F502 Cynoglossidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斷線舌鰨 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 牛舌、龍舌、扁魚、皇帝魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Yokohama market, Japan 
Synonyms Areliscus interruptus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  Gunther, A. 1880 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0061555. ASIZP0061655. ASIZP0070605. ASIZP0073405. ASIZP0073970. ASIZP0078630. ASIZP0078631. ASIZP0078708. ASIZP0078709. ASIZP0078710. ASIZP0078711. ASIZP0078712. ASIZP0078713. ASIZP0078714. ASIZP0078715. ASIZP0078716. ASIZP0078739. ASIZP0078792. ASIZP0078869. ASIZP0078893. FRIP00079. NMMBP04532. NMMBP05382. NMMBP08837. NMMSTP01590. NTMP0248. NTUM05597.  
Common Name Genko sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 102-111; anal-fin rays 81-85; caudal-fin rays10. Two or 3 lateral lines on eyed side of body; mouth inferior, front part of snout produced into rostral hook and covering mouth. Lips on eyed side of head not fringed with labial papillae. Two nostril on eyed side of head. Ctenoid scales on both sides of body and head. Head and body with no dark brown spots on left side. Scales between upper and middle lateral lines at most 11-12 longitudinal series; snout longer than distance from upper eye to dorsal fin base. Snout hook reaching inferior of anterior nostril; hind end of mouth cleft nearer to snout tip. Hind end of mouth cleft about below center of lower eye; eye-diameter 4.8-8 in head length.
habitats Occurs in the sublittoral zone on sandy mud bottoms. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Hokkaido, Japan to the South China Sea. Questionable from the Western Central Pacific. Taiwan: South, Penghu, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.