Cynoglossus feldmanni (Bleeker, 1854)
River tonguesole
photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Borneo, Sumatra and Cambodia.
Diagnosis:  Blind side with ctenoid scales, except head region with cycloid or weakly ctenoid scales. Only 17 or 18 scales between dorsolateral and midlateral lines (Ref 9895).
Biology:  Inhabits rivers (Ref. 5297). A freshwater species found well above the tidal zone. Stays on the bottom where it feeds on benthic invertebrates. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.03.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.10.11
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.08.01

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