Cynoglossus kopsii (Bleeker, 1851)
Shortheaded tonguesole
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Max. size:  60 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 24 - 204 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Eyes contiguous, or nearly so (Ref 9895).
Biology:  Inhabits silty or muddy substrates in coastal waters to about 25 meters depth. Usually deeply burried in the substrate during the day, but out and hunting at night (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.03.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 05.06.06
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 30.03.94

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