Scientific Name
Arnoglossus japonicus  
Arnoglossus japonicus日本羊舌鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Hubbs, 1915 Depth 85 - 96M
Chinese 日本羊舌鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本羊舌鮃 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vincennes Strait, 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)  Hubbs, C. L. 1915 Amaoka, K. 1973 Kunio Amaoka 1973 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0068107. ASIZP0068109. ASIZP0068330. ASIZP0070665. ASIZP0070667. ASIZP0803868. ASIZP0803870. ASIZP0913868. ASIZP0913870. NMMSTP00957. NMMSTP01583. NTUM05431. NTUM05432. NTUM05433. NTUM05434. NTUM05435. NTUM07107.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Japanese lefteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 101-107; anal-fin rays 77-83; pectoral-fin rays 11-14. Snout sharp. Maxillary extending to below or beyond middle of lower eye. No gill rakers on upper limb. Cycloid scales on ocular side. Caudal fin having 3 simple upper and lower rays. No dark blotch on pectoral and pelvic fins. Second dorsal fin ray elongated in male.
habitats Inhabits bottoms with broken coral, shell, pebbles, and gray mud. Feeds on bottom-living animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea. Taiwan: South, North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.