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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Cynoglossidae Tonguefishes
Subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Genus: Cynoglossus

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62 species (see list below)

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Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cynoglossus abbreviatus (Gray, 1834)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus abbreviatus
[Three-lined tongue sole]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cynoglossus acaudatus Gilchrist, 1906

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus acaudatus
[Natal tongue-fish]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cynoglossus acutirostris Norman, 1939

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus acutirostris
[Sharpnose tonguesole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cynoglossus arel (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cynoglossus arel
[Largescale tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL

 
Cynoglossus attenuatus
[Fourline tonguesole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Cynoglossus bilineatus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cynoglossus bilineatus
[Fourlined tonguesole]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24.5 cm TL

 
Cynoglossus broadhursti
[Southern tongue sole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40.2 cm SL
Cynoglossus browni Chabanaud, 1949

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus browni
[Nigerian tonguesole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cynoglossus cadenati Chabanaud, 1947

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus cadenati
[Ghanian tonguesole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoglossus canariensis Steindachner, 1882

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus canariensis
[Canary tonguesole]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Cynoglossus capensis (Kaup, 1858)

Photo by SFSA
 
Cynoglossus capensis
[Sand tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Cynoglossus carpenteri Alcock, 1889

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus carpenteri
[Hooked tonguesole]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cynoglossus cynoglossus (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus cynoglossus
[Bengal tongue sole]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38.9 cm TL
Cynoglossus dispar Day, 1877

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Cynoglossus dispar
[Roundhead toungesole]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus dollfusi
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cynoglossus dubius Day, 1873

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus dubius
[Carrot tonguesole]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cynoglossus durbanensis Regan, 1921

Photo by SFSA
 
Cynoglossus durbanensis
[Durban tonguesole]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cynoglossus feldmanni (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Cynoglossus feldmanni
[River tonguesole]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Cynoglossus gilchristi Regan, 1920

Photo by SFSA
 
Cynoglossus gilchristi
[Ripplefin tonguesole]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Cynoglossus gracilis Günther, 1873

Photo by CAFS
 
Cynoglossus gracilis
[]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus heterolepis
[Freshwater tongue sole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Cynoglossus interruptus Günther, 1880

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus interruptus
[Genko sole]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Cynoglossus itinus (Snyder, 1909)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cynoglossus itinus
[Speckled tongue sole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Cynoglossus joyneri Günther, 1878

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus joyneri
[Red tonguesole]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Cynoglossus kapuasensis Fowler, 1905

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Cynoglossus kapuasensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Cynoglossus kopsii (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cynoglossus kopsii
[Shortheaded tonguesole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Cynoglossus lachneri Menon, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cynoglossus lachneri
[Lachner's tonguesole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21.3 cm SL
Cynoglossus lida (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus lida
[Roughscale tonguesole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Cynoglossus lighti
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus lineolatus
[]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cynoglossus lingua Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Cynoglossus lingua
[Long tongue sole]

Photo by Dowling, C.

Western Central Pacific.

Cynoglossus maccullochi Norman, 1926

Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Cynoglossus maccullochi
[]

Photo by Aqua Trade International

Western Pacific

Cynoglossus macrolepidotus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Aqua Trade International
 
Cynoglossus macrolepidotus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.7 cm TL
Cynoglossus macrophthalmus Norman, 1926

Photo by CSIRO
 
Cynoglossus macrophthalmus
[Big-eyed tongue-sole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm TL
Cynoglossus macrostomus Norman, 1928

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cynoglossus macrostomus
[Malabar tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Cynoglossus maculipinnis
[]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cynoglossus marleyi Regan, 1921

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Cynoglossus marleyi
[Threeline tonguesole]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 26.4 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus melampetalus
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 32.5 cm SL
Cynoglossus microlepis (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Cynoglossus microlepis
[Smallscale tonguesole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cynoglossus monodi Chabanaud, 1949

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus monodi
[Guinean tonguesole]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18.8 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus monopus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Cynoglossus nigropinnatus Ochiai, 1963

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus nigropinnatus
[]

Photo by Kochi University, Lab. Of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science (BSKU)

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cynoglossus ochiaii Yokogawa, endo & Sakaji, 2008

Photo by Kochi University, Lab. Of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science (BSKU)
 
Cynoglossus ochiaii
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL

 
Cynoglossus ogilbyi
[]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 34.2 cm SL
Cynoglossus oligolepis (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Cynoglossus oligolepis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Cynoglossus pottii
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Cynoglossus puncticeps (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cynoglossus puncticeps
[Speckled tonguesole]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 26.9 cm SL
Cynoglossus purpureomaculatus Regan, 1905

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Cynoglossus purpureomaculatus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cynoglossus robustus Günther, 1873

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus robustus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42.6 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus roulei
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Cynoglossus sealarki
[]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cynoglossus semifasciatus Day, 1877

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus semifasciatus
[Bengal tonguesole]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 57.1 cm SL
Cynoglossus semilaevis Günther, 1873

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Cynoglossus semilaevis
[Tongue sole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Cynoglossus senegalensis (Kaup, 1858)

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus senegalensis
[Senegalese tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm NG

 
Cynoglossus sibogae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 42.3 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus sinicus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cynoglossus sinusarabici
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Cynoglossus suyeni Fowler, 1934

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cynoglossus suyeni
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 30.6 cm SL
Cynoglossus trigrammus Günther, 1862

Photo by CAFS
 
Cynoglossus trigrammus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Cynoglossus trulla (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoglossus trulla
[Macau sole]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Cynoglossus waandersii (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Cynoglossus waandersii
[]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Cynoglossus zanzibarensis Norman, 1939

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Cynoglossus zanzibarensis
[Zanzibar tonguesole]
62 Species of Family Cynoglossidae with Genus Cynoglossus
(Tonguefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1834 Cynoglossus abbreviatus Three-lined tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 30 SL
1906 Cynoglossus acaudatus Natal tongue-fish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL
1939 Cynoglossus acutirostris Sharpnose tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 25 TL
1801 Cynoglossus arel Largescale tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1904 Cynoglossus attenuatus Fourline tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 31 TL
1802 Cynoglossus bilineatus Fourlined tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 44 SL
1905 Cynoglossus broadhursti Southern tongue sole Eastern Indian Ocean 24.5 TL
1949 Cynoglossus browni Nigerian tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 40.2 SL
1947 Cynoglossus cadenati Ghanian tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1882 Cynoglossus canariensis Canary tonguesole Eastern Central Atlantic 60 TL
1858 Cynoglossus capensis Sand tonguefish Southeast Atlantic 31 TL
1889 Cynoglossus carpenteri Hooked tonguesole Indian Ocean 23 TL
1822 Cynoglossus cynoglossus Bengal tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 20 TL
1877 Cynoglossus dispar Roundhead toungesole Western Indian Ocean 38.9 TL
1931 Cynoglossus dollfusi Western Indian Ocean 12.9 SL
1873 Cynoglossus dubius Carrot tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 50 TL
1921 Cynoglossus durbanensis Durban tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1854 Cynoglossus feldmanni River tonguesole Asia 25 SL
1920 Cynoglossus gilchristi Ripplefin tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 16 TL
1873 Cynoglossus gracilis Northwest Pacific 28 SL
1910 Cynoglossus heterolepis Freshwater tongue sole Asia and Oceania 25 SL
1880 Cynoglossus interruptus Genko sole Northwest Pacific 10.1 SL
1909 Cynoglossus itinus Speckled tongue sole Northwest Pacific 14 SL
1878 Cynoglossus joyneri Red tonguesole Northwest Pacific 24 SL
1905 Cynoglossus kapuasensis Asia 28.5 SL
1851 Cynoglossus kopsii Shortheaded tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 60 SL
1977 Cynoglossus lachneri Lachner's tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 46 TL
1851 Cynoglossus lida Roughscale tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 21.3 SL
1925 Cynoglossus lighti Northwest Pacific
1867 Cynoglossus lineolatus Northwest Pacific 9.9 SL
1822 Cynoglossus lingua Long tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1926 Cynoglossus maccullochi Western Central Pacific.
1851 Cynoglossus macrolepidotus Western Pacific
1926 Cynoglossus macrophthalmus Big-eyed tongue-sole Indo-West Pacific 27.7 TL
1928 Cynoglossus macrostomus Malabar tonguesole Indian Ocean 17.3 TL
1921 Cynoglossus maculipinnis Western Pacific 15 TL
1921 Cynoglossus marleyi Threeline tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 35 TL
1846 Cynoglossus melampetalus Asia 26.4 SL
1851 Cynoglossus microlepis Smallscale tonguesole Asia 32.5 SL
1949 Cynoglossus monodi Guinean tonguesole Eastern Central Atlantic 40 TL
1849 Cynoglossus monopus Indo-West Pacific 18.8 SL
1963 Cynoglossus nigropinnatus Northwest Pacific 20 SL
2008 Cynoglossus ochiaii Northwest Pacific 18 SL
1926 Cynoglossus ogilbyi Western Central Pacific 18.6 TL
1855 Cynoglossus oligolepis Western Pacific 34.2 SL
1902 Cynoglossus pottii Western Indian Ocean
1846 Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 35 SL
1905 Cynoglossus purpureomaculatus Northwest Pacific. 26.9 SL
1873 Cynoglossus robustus Western Pacific 40 SL
1932 Cynoglossus roulei Northwest Pacific 42.6 SL
1908 Cynoglossus sealarki Western Indian Ocean 19 TL
1877 Cynoglossus semifasciatus Bengal tonguesole Indian Ocean 15 TL
1873 Cynoglossus semilaevis Tongue sole Asia 57.1 SL
1858 Cynoglossus senegalensis Senegalese tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 66 TL
1913 Cynoglossus sibogae Western Pacific 7.7 NG
1932 Cynoglossus sinicus Asia 42.3 SL
1931 Cynoglossus sinusarabici Western Indian Ocean and 9.9 SL
1934 Cynoglossus suyeni Western Pacific 27.5 SL
1862 Cynoglossus trigrammus Asia 30.6 SL
1849 Cynoglossus trulla Macau sole Western Central Pacific 45 SL
1854 Cynoglossus waandersii Asia 8.3 SL
1939 Cynoglossus zanzibarensis Zanzibar tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 32 TL



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