Scientific Name
Soleichthys heterorhinos  
Soleichthys heterorhinos異吻長鼻鰨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 異吻長鼻鰨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F501 Soleidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 異吻長鼻鰨 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鰨沙、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Aesopia heterohinos, Aesopia heterorhina, Aesopia heterorhinos, Aesopia multifasciata, Parophrys nigrostriolata, Solea heterorhina, Solea heterorhinos, Solea heterorhinus, Solea lineata, Solea nigrostriolata, Soleichthys heterohinos   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鰈形目(李&王, 1995)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 李思忠, 王惠民 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0054853. ASIZP0055093. ASIZP0056859. ASIZP0057312. ASIZP0057365. ASIZP0057558. ASIZP0059771. NTOUP200801-043. NTUM05175. NTUM05176. NTUM05177.  
Common Name Aesop sole; Banded sole 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 94-103; anal-fin rays 78-84; caudal-fin rays 18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin separate from dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral fins well developed to rudimentary. Anterior nasal tube on eyed side long, reaching to or beyond midpoint of lower eye; body and head usually with numerous transverse wavy lines or broad blotches.
habitats Occurs in shallow protected sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Buries itself beneath the sand, exposing only its eye and tubular nostril. Moves extremely fast when disturbed and is difficult to detect when it resettles. Apparently more active at nig 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: India to Samoa; north to southern Japan; south to New South Wales; Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Penghu, Lanyu, North, West. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.