Cynoglossus oligolepis   (Bleeker,  1854) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 36.5 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens light brownish, somewhat lighter on blind side. Fins greyish.

Elongate. Height 3.9-4.6, 4.3-5.1 in length with caudal. Head 4-4.4, 4.4-4.8 in length with caudal. Eyes 8-9, about one fourth of their diameter apart, the upper one somewhat in advance of the lower one. Posterior nostril of colored side in interorbital space, the anterior one tubular and near upper lip. Nostrils of blind side at some distance behind each other, above curve of mouth, the anterior one more or less tubular, the posterior one with an elevated rim. Corner of mouth below or somewhat behind hindmargin of lower eye, somewhat nearer to branchial opening than to point of snout, the difference being one eyediameter or less. Scales rather strongly ctenoid on colored side, cycloid on blind side. Two lateral lines on colored side, an upper and a middle one, separated by 8 ro 9 scales. On blind side one median lateral line, which does not perforate the scales.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Plagusia oligolepis Bleeker, 1854
(Senior synonym)
Arelia oligolepis Bleeker, 1859
Cynoglossus oligolepis Gunther, 1862
Cynoglossus oligolepis Bleeker, 1872
Cynoglossus oligolepis Steindachner, 1867
Cynoglossus oligolepis Day, 1888
Cynoglossus oligolepis Alcock, 1889

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal



Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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