Scientific Name
Synaptura marginata  
Synaptura marginata黑緣箬鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Boulenger, 1900 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 黑緣箬鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 暗斑箬鰨 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍舌、鰨沙、比目魚、扁魚(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Algoa Bay, South Africa, 33°52'30"S, 25°47'30"E, 22 fms 
Synonyms Dagetichthys marginatus, Synaptura barnardi, Synaptura ciliata   
Reference The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)  Boulenger, G. A. 1900 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054794. ASIZP0055989. FRIP21222. FRIP21384. NMMBP02297.  
Common Name Shallow-water sole; White-margined sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 70-76; anal-fin rays 54-63; caudal-fin rays18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin joined to dorsal and anal fins. Opercular membrane not joined to distal tips of upper rays of pectoral fins on either side of body. Body very elongate, a bony process on snout. Dark brown, sometimes with darker specks; dorsal and anal fins with pale edges; right pectoral fin blackish.
habitats Occurs in shallow coastal waters. Feeds mainly on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Channel to Natal, South Africa. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh.