Cynoglossus cynoglossus (Hamilton, 1822)
Bengal tongue sole
photo by FAO

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Malay Archipelago to Philippines, and westward to Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India (West Bengal) to Pakistan (Ref. 9895).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 95-102; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 72-78. Dorsolateral line usually undulating. No dark blotches or irregular cross bands on body. Eyed-side lower jaw with crenulate fleshy ridge comprised of several folds, or jaw with a single broadly triangular-shaped fleshy ridge (Ref 9895).
 Biology:  Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms, often in shallow areas, including river estuaries and brackish waters. Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 12693). Marketed mostly fresh and frozen; also dried-salted (Ref. 9895).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.05.92
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 18.08.09
 Checked by: Munroe, Thomas - 06.10.95

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