Scientific Name
Solea ovata  
Solea ovata卵鰨
by: ChingYi Chen
Author Richardson, 1846 Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 卵鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 卵鰨 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍舌、鰨沙、比目魚、貼沙(澎湖)、鰨西(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Canton, China; China seas 
Synonyms Microbuglossus humilis, Microbuglossus ovatus, Solea humilis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);台灣淡水及河口魚圖鑑(周及高,2011)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057323. ASIZP0072429. ASIZP0072430. ASIZP0072431. ASIZP0074677. ASIZP0079098. ASIZP0805115. ASIZP0805116. ASIZP0805117. ASIZP0915119. ASIZP0915120. ASIZP0915121. NMMSTP00833. NMNSF00954. NMNSF01293. NTUM01620. NTUM02509. NTUM05166. NTUM05167. NTUM05168.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Ovate sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 59-63; anal-fin rays 46-48;. caudal-fin rays 20. Body ovate with small ctenoid scales on both sides. Eyes on right side, separated by a small concave interorbital space. Snout obtusely pointed with series of short cutaneous sensory processes on blind side. Mouth small, curved, cleft reaching point between verticals through anterior and midpoint of lower eye. Dorsal and anal fins separate from caudal fin; pectoral fin on eyed side about twice as long as that on blind side; both pelvic fins present. Olive or brown with spots and black blotches on eyed side of body and fins; deep black blotches on outer two-thirds of pectoral fins.
habitats Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: including the northern China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, the Philippines and southward to Indonesia. Taiwan: West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted.