Scientific Name
Aesopia cornuta  
Aesopia cornuta角鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Kaup, 1858 Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 角鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 角鰨 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗舌、角牛舌、比目魚、扁魚(臺東)、牛舌(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality British India 
Synonyms Coryphaesopia cornuta, Coryphaesopia cornuta barnardi, Synaptura cornuta   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0054481. ASIZP0059397. ASIZP0059675. ASIZP0060304. ASIZP0061687. ASIZP0061853. ASIZP0061960. ASIZP0062198. ASIZP0063154. ASIZP0063632. ASIZP0064687. ASIZP0064703. ASIZP0064728. ASIZP0064765. ASIZP0064785. ASIZP0078347. ASIZP0079035. ASIZP0700331. ASIZP0800499. ASIZP0800501. ASIZP0800504. ASIZP0800509. ASIZP0900135. ASIZP0900237. ASIZP0901242. ASIZP0910499. ASIZP0910501. ASIZP0910504. ASIZP0910509. CAS214462. FRIP00025. FRIP21535. NMMBP04495. NMMBP04496. NMMBP04497. NMMBP04498. NMMBP04600. ...List all 60 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Unicorn sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 69-78; anal-fin rays 57-64; caudal-fin rays 15-16. Greyish or brown, with 15-16 dark bars edged with black; caudal fin blackish with pale spots. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted; branchial septum entire. No pores at bases of dorsal- and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin joined to dorsal and anal fins. Opercular membrane usually on both sides of body joined nearly to distal tips of upper rays of pectoral fins and forming continuous membranous connection with gill opening. First ray of dorsal fin enlarged and free; scales smooth, cycloid or weakly ctenoid
habitats Found in coastal waters, on sand or mud bottoms to at least 100 m. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Mozambique, South Africa, India and Japan. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.