Scientific Name
Pseudorhombus elevatus  
Pseudorhombus elevatus高體斑鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Ogilby, 1912 Depth 7 - 200M
Chinese 高體斑鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牙鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F492 Paralichthyidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 高體斑鮃 
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 South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Buliver, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia 
Synonyms Pseudorhombus affinis, Pseudorhombus arsius, Pseudorhombus elevates   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0060488. ASIZP0804896. ASIZP0914896. NMMBP04872. NMMBP04873. NMMBP04874. NMMBP06113. NMNSF00508. NTUM05478. NTUM05533.  
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Common Name Ringed flounder; Deep-bodied flounder; Deep flounder; Flatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 68-70; anal-fin rays 52-55; pectoral-fin rays 11-12. Eyed side with dark rings arranged in about 5 longitudinal rows; dark blotch at junction of straight and curved parts of lateral line and 2 smaller ones on the lateral line at posterior part of body and anterior end of caudal peduncle; small dark spots and elongate markings on median fins; pectoral fins with 10-12 rays on eyed side, 10-11 rays on blind side.
habitats Found on clay, sand and mud bottoms of the continental shelf. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Indian Ocean: throughout the region including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf; south to Algoa Bay in South Africa. Western Pacific: Taiwan southward to New Guinea and extending to the northeastern coast of Australia. Taiwan: South. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Mainly sold fresh.