Scientific Name
Pleuronichthys cornutus  
Pleuronichthys cornutus木葉鰈
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 100 - 120M
Chinese 木葉鰈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰈科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F493 Pleuronectidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 木葉鰈 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚、肉瞇仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Platessa cornuta, Pleuronectes cornutus, Pleuronichthys lighti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Watanabe, T. 1965 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055607. ASIZP0059549. ASIZP0059921. ASIZP0066128. ASIZP0073231. ASIZP0073258. ASIZP0801391. ASIZP0805706. ASIZP0805733. ASIZP0911391. ASIZP0915706. ASIZP0915733. FRIP00438. MTP0041. NMMBP03329. NMMBP04910. NMMBP04911. NMMBP04912. NMMSTP00754. NMNSF00889. NTMP0073. NTMP0475. NTMP1180. NTUM01610. NTUM02494. NTUM05326. NTUM05327. NTUM05328. NTUM05488. NTUM05489.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-10-25,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Ridged-eye flounder; Frog flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 75-80; anal-fin rays 55-67; pectoral-fin rays 9-12. Lateral line developed on both side. Mouth small, length of right upper jaw shorter than 1/3 head length; teeth on blind side of jaws larger than that of ocular side.
habitats Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms in coastal areas. Feeds on small bottom-living animals. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Southern Hokkaido southward, Korean Peninsula, Yellow Sea, Gulf of Po-Hai and East and South China seas. Taiwan: Penghu, North, North-East, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.