Cynoglossus trulla (Cantor, 1849)
Macau sole
photo by FAO

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Max. size:  45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand, and the South China Sea.
Diagnosis:  Blind side with only a medial lateral line. Caudal fin usually with 12 rays (Ref 9895).
Biology:  A coastal and estuarine species, ascending some large rivers, including the Mekong (Ref. 12693). Lives in silty sand or muddy substrates in sheltered coastal waters (Ref. 48637). Found on the bottom, where it feeds on benthic invertebrates. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 September 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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