Scientific Name
Tarphops oligolepis  
Tarphops oligolepis高體大鱗鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1858-1859) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 高體大鱗鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牙鮃科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F492 Paralichthyidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 高體大鱗鮃 
Max Length 9 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、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Pseudorhombus oligolepis, Rhombus oligolepis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bleeker, P. 1858 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059735. ASIZP0061961. ASIZP0062910. ASIZP0064141. ASIZP0070670. ASIZP0070672. ASIZP0070674. ASIZP0070678. ASIZP0070679. ASIZP0900436. ASIZP0901303. NMMBP05579. NMMSTP00640. NTMP0965. NTUM05350. NTUM05575.  
Common Name Large-tooth flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 66-68; anal-fin rays 51-52; pectoral-fin rays 11. Anterior rays of dorsal and anal fins not branched, more or less with some scales along their bases and are not much sparser than those of its posterior rays; pectoral fins on both sides or only ocular side with branched rays; ventral fin rays 6, 4 or 5 branched; each jaw with one row of teeth only; gill rakers often long and slender; do not enter in rivers. Dorsal and anal fins with no branched rays; only ocular side pectoral fin with branched rays; ventral fin with 2 simple and 4 branched rays; lateral line with a long supratemporal branch Scales in lateral line about 40-48; gill rakers smooth; maximum standard body length never more than 90mm. Soft ray count of pectoral fin refers to that on ocular side.
habitats Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms of the continental shelf. Feeds mainly on small demersal fishes.  
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Japan to Taiwan. Taiwan: South, North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh.