Scientific Name
Pseudaesopia japonica  
Pseudaesopia japonica日本擬鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1860) Depth - 100M
Chinese 日本擬鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本擬鰨 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍舌、鰨沙、比目魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagaski, Japan 
Synonyms Aesopia japonica, Zebrias japonica, Zebrias japonicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  P. Bleeker 1860 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0060116. ASIZP0061001. ASIZP0061543. ASIZP0064538. ASIZP0067269. ASIZP0074490. ASIZP0802228. ASIZP0912228. NMMSTP00438. NTMP0831. NTOUP200802-126. NTOUP200802-137. NTOUP201005-272.  
Common Name Seto sole; Wavyband sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 71-81; anal-fin rays 58-65; pectoral-fin rays18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. 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 not enlarged; scales rough, distinctly ctenoid. No skinny flap on eyeballs. Only anterior half of caudal fin margin connected with dorsal and anal fins respectively. Hind half of caudal fin with a few yellow longitudinal bands; interorbital scaled; scales in lateral line 7 + 83-99.
habitats Inhabits shallow sand or mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds predominently on bottom-living invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Korea and Japan to the East China Sea. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Caught mainly with bottom trawls on the inner continental shelf.