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Largescale tonguesole, Cynoglossus arel (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) Family: Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) Subfamily: Cynoglossinae Genus: Cynoglossus Species: C. arel

Synonym: Pleuronectes arel Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Common/local names English: Largescale tonguesole Bangladesh: Kukur jeeb (কুকুর জিব)

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and flat (dorso-ventrally compressed) with two nostrils on ocular side. Dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin. No pectorals, …read more