Category: Fishes | Resource

Bengal tongue sole, Cynoglossus cynoglossus (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Common/local names English: Bengal tongue sole and Gangetic tonguesole Bangladesh: Kukur jeeb (কুকুর জিব)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, through the East Indies, to the Philippines (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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

Synonyms Achirus cynoglossus Hamilton, 1822 Arelia oxyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1851) Arelia …read more