Scientific Name
Neolaeops microphthalmus  
Neolaeops microphthalmus小眼新左鮃
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (von Bonde, 1922) Depth 275 - 400M
Chinese 小眼新左鮃 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮃科 Economic Fish No 
Family F494 Bothidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 小眼新左鮃 
Max Length 21 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 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Natal, South Africa 
Synonyms Arnoglossus microphthalmus, Laeops microphthalmus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061530. ASIZP0061894. ASIZP0073673. ASIZP0073760. ASIZP0073785. ASIZP0074040. ASIZP0900278. ASIZP0916287. FRIP21395. NMMBP04832. NMMBP05578. NMMBP06242.  
Common Name Crosseyed flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 108-110; anal-fin rays 83-87; pectoral-fin rays14-15. Dorsal contour of head with a deep concavity. Snout protruding upward. Mouth rather large, 2.6 to 2.7 times in head length; maxillary extending slightly beyond anterior margin of lower eye. Eyes very small, diameter 4.3 to 4.7 times in head length.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms near shelf, also found on deep sea area. Feeds on benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan, Indo-Australian Archipelago and Natal, South Africa. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.