Genus Chascanopsetta

A small genus of left-eye flounders characterised by having a greatly compressed body, an enormously large mouth, the tip of the lower-jaw protruding beyond the tip of the upper-jaw, and lateral lines developed on both sides of the body.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2018

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Chascanopsetta in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Apr 2024,


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Amaoka, K. & Yamamoto, E. 1984. Review of the genus Chascanopsetta, with the description of a new species. Bulletin of the faculty of fisheries Hokkaido University 35 (4): 201–224. Open access

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Hensley, D.A. & Smale, M.J. 1998. A new species of the flatfish genus Chascanopsetta (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from the coasts of Kenya and Somalia with comments on C. lugubris. Special Publication J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology 59: 1-16, figs 1-5

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Tongboonkua, P., Lee, M.-Y.  & Chen, W.-J. 2018. A new species of sinistral flatfish of the genus Chascanopsetta (Teleostei: Bothidae) from off Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4476(1): 168-181. DOI: