Scientific Name
Samariscus latus  
Samariscus latus滿月沙鰈
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Matsubara & Takamuki, 1951 Depth 20 - 200M
Chinese 滿月沙鰈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 冠鰈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F499 Samaridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 滿月沙鰈 
Max Length 16 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 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Owase, Japan 
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)  Matsubara, K. etc. 1951 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0055228. ASIZP0061438. ASIZP0061533. ASIZP0066442. ASIZP0801390. ASIZP0807627. ASIZP0807628. ASIZP0911390. ASIZP0917627. ASIZP0917628. NMMBP03596. NMMBP03630. NMMBP03665. NMMBP05406. NMMSTP00975. NMMSTP01534. NMMSTP01630. NMNSF01066. NTMP0941. NTUM05334.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Deep-body righteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 69; anal-fin rays 52; pectoral-fin rays 5. Dorsal and ventral fins with no prolonged filiform rays; caudal with branched rays; ventral vertebrae with some weak nephrohaemal arches and their spine forked. Color pattern on eyed side without dark rings about size of eye on or immediately below lateral line. Pectoral with about 9 black transverse lines; first upper pectoral fin ray 0.6-0.9 in head length; head length 4-4.75 in body length; scales in lateral line 57-62.
habitats Found in sublittoral zone on sandy mud bottoms. Feeds on small benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan and Taiwan. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Uncommon species. Apparently not marketed.