Cynoglossus microlepis (Bleeker, 1851)
Smallscale tonguesole
Cynoglossus microlepis
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Max. size:  32.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand to Viet Nam, Borneo, and Sumatra.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 117-119; Anal soft rays: 92-96. Plain dark brown on the eye-side of body; body depth 4.3-5.0 times in SL; 21-22 scale rows between 2 lateral lines; with a single pelvic fin (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  A strictly freshwater species found in large rivers. Found along the bottom where it feeds on benthic invertebrates. Marketed fresh (Ref.12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.03.96
Modified by: BĂ©arez, Philippe - 12.04.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.08.01

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