Scientific Name
Cynoglossus suyeni  
Cynoglossus suyeni書顏舌鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fowler, 1934 Depth 176 - 421M
Chinese 書顏舌鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 舌鰨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F502 Cynoglossidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 書顏舌鰨 
Max Length 27.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 牛舌、龍舌、扁魚、皇帝魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Philippines 
Synonyms Cynoglossus beauforti, Cynoglossus xiphoideus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  Fowler, H. W. 1934 Fowler, H. W. 1934 Fowler, H. W. 1934 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0071098. ASIZP0804445. ASIZP0914445. NMMBP04084. NMMBP04461. NMMSTP00960. NTUM05115. NTUM05116. NTUM05117.  
Barcode2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Tonguefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 110-119; anal-fin rays 105-109; caudal-fin rays 10. Scales between dorsolateral and midlateral lines 19 to 22. Lips on eyed side of head not fringed with labial papillae. Caudal fin usually with 10 rays.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Philippines, through Celebes, to the Timor Sea. Also reported from Taiwan Taiwan: South. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.