Scientific Name
Paraplagusia blochii  
Paraplagusia blochii布氏鬚鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1851) Depth 7 - 80M
Chinese 布氏鬚鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 舌鰨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F502 Cynoglossidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 短鈎鬚鰨 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 牛舌、龍舌、扁魚、皇帝魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Batavia, Cheribon, Tegal, Tjilatjap, Samarang [Semarang], Rembang, Surabaja, Pasurman, in seas 
Synonyms Paraplagusia blochi, Plagusia blochii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  Bleeker, P. 1851 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0054732. ASIZP0058078. ASIZP0072426. ASIZP0072427. ASIZP0072428. ASIZP0074696. ASIZP0074697. ASIZP0074698. ASIZP0078378. ASIZP0700277. ASIZP0700278. ASIZP0805112. ASIZP0805113. ASIZP0805114. ASIZP0807149. ASIZP0915116. ASIZP0915117. ASIZP0915118. ASIZP0917149. NMMBP05405. NMMSTP00266. NTUM05204. NTUM05449.  
Barcode2011-07-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Yu-Ming,CO1,100%
Common Name Tonguefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 95-100; anal-fin rays 74-80; caudal-fin rays 7-8. Mid-lateral line scales 73-96. Lips on eyed side of head distinctly fringed with labial papillae. Two lateral lines on ocular side. Rostral hook shorter, reaching only to hind margin of lower eye; scales between upper and middle lateral lines 15-16 longitudinal series.
habitats Found on mud and sand bottoms of the continental shelf. Feeds predominantly on bottom-living invertebrates.  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Oman, India, Indonesia and Philippines. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, North, East, North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.