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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Cynoglossidae Tonguefishes
Subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Genus: Cynoglossus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cynoglossus abbreviatus Three-lined tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 31.4 TL 1834
Cynoglossus acaudatus Natal tongue-fish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1906
Cynoglossus acutirostris Sharpnose tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1939
Cynoglossus arel Largescale tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1801
Cynoglossus attenuatus Fourline tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 31 TL 1904
Cynoglossus bilineatus Fourlined tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 44 SL 1802
Cynoglossus broadhursti Southern tongue sole Eastern Indian Ocean 24.5 TL 1905
Cynoglossus browni Nigerian tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 40.2 SL 1949
Cynoglossus cadenati Ghanian tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1947
Cynoglossus canariensis Canary tonguesole Eastern Central Atlantic 60 TL 1882
Cynoglossus capensis Sand tonguefish Southeast Atlantic 31 TL 1858
Cynoglossus carpenteri Hooked tonguesole Indian Ocean 23 TL 1889
Cynoglossus crepida Bluntnose deepwater tonguesole Eastern Indian Ocean 20.3 SL 2017
Cynoglossus cynoglossus Bengal tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1822
Cynoglossus dispar Roundhead toungesole Western Indian Ocean 38.9 TL 1877
Cynoglossus dollfusi Western Indian Ocean 12.9 SL 1931
Cynoglossus dubius Carrot tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1873
Cynoglossus durbanensis Durban tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1921
Cynoglossus feldmanni River tonguesole Asia 25 SL 1854
Cynoglossus gilchristi Ripplefin tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1920
Cynoglossus gracilis Northwest Pacific 28 SL 1873
Cynoglossus heterolepis Freshwater tongue sole Asia and Oceania 25 SL 1910
Cynoglossus interruptus Genko sole Northwest Pacific 10.1 SL 1880
Cynoglossus itinus Speckled tongue sole Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1909
Cynoglossus joyneri Red tonguesole Northwest Pacific 24 SL 1878
Cynoglossus kapuasensis Asia 28.5 SL 1905
Cynoglossus kopsii Shortheaded tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 60 SL 1851
Cynoglossus lachneri Lachner's tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 46 TL 1977
Cynoglossus lida Roughscale tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 21.3 SL 1851
Cynoglossus lighti Northwest Pacific 22 TL 1925
Cynoglossus lineolatus Northwest Pacific 9.9 SL 1867
Cynoglossus lingua Long tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1822
Cynoglossus maccullochi Western Central Pacific. 1926
Cynoglossus macrolepidotus Western Pacific 1851
Cynoglossus macrophthalmus Big-eyed tongue-sole Indo-West Pacific 27.7 TL 1926
Cynoglossus macrostomus Malabar tonguesole Indian Ocean 17.3 TL 1928
Cynoglossus maculipinnis Western Pacific 15 TL 1921
Cynoglossus marleyi Threeline tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 35 TL 1921
Cynoglossus melampetalus Asia 26.4 SL 1846
Cynoglossus microlepis Smallscale tonguesole Asia 32.5 SL 1851
Cynoglossus monodi Guinean tonguesole Eastern Central Atlantic 40 TL 1949
Cynoglossus monopus Indo-West Pacific 18.8 SL 1849
Cynoglossus nigropinnatus Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1963
Cynoglossus ochiaii Northwest Pacific 18 SL 2008
Cynoglossus ogilbyi Western Central Pacific 18.6 TL 1926
Cynoglossus oligolepis Western Pacific 34.2 SL 1855
Cynoglossus pottii Western Indian Ocean 1902
Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1846
Cynoglossus purpureomaculatus Northwest Pacific. 26.9 SL 1905
Cynoglossus robustus Western Pacific 40 SL 1873
Cynoglossus roulei Northwest Pacific 42.6 SL 1932
Cynoglossus sealarki Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1908
Cynoglossus semifasciatus Bengal tonguesole Indian Ocean 15 TL 1877
Cynoglossus semilaevis Tongue sole Asia 61.1 TL 1873
Cynoglossus senegalensis Senegalese tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 66.5 TL 1858
Cynoglossus sibogae Western Pacific 7.7 NG 1913
Cynoglossus sinicus Asia 42.3 SL 1932
Cynoglossus sinusarabici Western Indian Ocean and 17.1 TL 1931
Cynoglossus suyeni Western Pacific 27.5 SL 1934
Cynoglossus trigrammus Asia 30.6 SL 1862
Cynoglossus trulla Macau sole Western Central Pacific 45 SL 1849
Cynoglossus waandersii Asia 8.3 SL 1854
Cynoglossus zanzibarensis Zanzibar tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 32 TL 1939



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