Scientific Name
Aseraggodes xenicus
Aseraggodes xenicus外來櫛鱗鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Matsubara & Ochiai, 1963) Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 外來櫛鱗鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 外來櫛鱗鰨 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍舌、鰨沙、比目魚 
Distribution in World Japan to East China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ankyaba, Amami Is., Japan 
Synonyms Aseraggodes smithi, Parachirus xenicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  Matsubara, K. etc. 1963 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0056230. ASIZP0060527. ASIZP0075128.  
Common Name Dwarf sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 57-69; anal-fin rays 39-47; caudal-fin rays 17-18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin separate from dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins absent. With ctenoid scales on head and body; ventral fin bases short. Anterior nasal tube on eyed side long, reaching to or beyond midpoint of lower eye. Vert. 32-33. Body tan, with pale blotches and blackish brown dots.
habitats Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Sodwana Bay, Porto Amelia (Mozambique) and Japan. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, North, North-East. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf.