Bloch's Tongue Sole, Paraplagusia blochii (Bleeker 1851)

Other Names: Bloch's Tonguesole

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Bloch's Tongue Sole, Paraplagusia blochii (Bleeker 1851)

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Shark Bay, Western Australia, to near the mouth of the Roper River, Northern Territory. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

Species Citation

Plagusia blochii Bleeker 1851, Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 1(4): 411. Type locality: Malay Archipelago.


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Bloch's Tongue Sole, Paraplagusia blochii (Bleeker 1851)


Bleeker, P. 1851. Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Pleuronectoïden van der Indischen Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 1: 401-416 

Chapleau, F. & Renaud, C.B. 1993. Paraplagusia sinerama (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae), a new Indo-Pacific tongue sole with a revised key to species of the genus. Copeia 1993(3): 798-807 figs 1-4 

Kottelat, M. 2013. Nomenclature and identity of the tongue soles Paraplagusia bilineata, "Cynoglossus bilineatus" and Paraplagusia blochii (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(2): 763-766 (as Paraplagusia bilineatus)

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Menon, A.G.K. 1980. A revision of the fringed-lip tongue soles of the genus Paraplagusia Bleeker, 1865 (Family Cynoglossidae). Matsya 5: 11-22 figs 1-2 [dated 1979] 

Munroe, T.A. 2001. Soleidae, Cynoglossidae. pp. 3878-3901 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. Randall, J.E. 1995. Coastal Fishes of Oman. Bathurst : Crawford House Publishing 439 pp.

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CAAB Code:37463007

Depth:20-200 m

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