Cynoglossus lachneri   Menon,  1977 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Maximum 46 cm; common to 30 cm.

Color: Upper side uniformly dark brown, lower side whitish.

Body flat and elongate, with dorsal and anal fins joined to caudal fin. Eyes on left side of body, with a small scaly space between them; snout rounded, rostral hook rather short, corner of mouth extending below posterior border of lower eye, nearer to tip of snout than to gill opening. Two lateral lines on eyed side and 2 on blind side. Scales ctenoid (rough to touch) on eyed side, cycloid (smooth) on lateral line; scales on blind side cycloid; 16 to 18 scale rows between the two lateral lines on eyed side.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Lachner's Tonguesole (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed mostly fresh or frozen)

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Bottom living invertebrates


• Orissa, Paradwip (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.62) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DVS (2005) Comprehensive review of the records of the biota of the Indian Seas and the introduction of non-indigenous species Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 15(2) 117-146 Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 2 Available at -

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