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Family: Cynoglossidae Tonguefishes



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143 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]

Photo by Dowling, C.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24.5 cm TL
Cynoglossus broadhursti Waite, 1905

Photo by Dowling, C.
 
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]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paraplagusia bilineata (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Paraplagusia bilineata
[Doublelined tonguesole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Paraplagusia blochii (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Paraplagusia blochii
[Bloch's tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Paraplagusia guttata
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Paraplagusia japonica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Paraplagusia japonica
[Black cow-tongue]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.6 cm SL

 
Paraplagusia longirostris
[Long-snouted tongue sole]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 28.0 cm SL

 
Paraplagusia sinerama
[Dusky tongue sole]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Symphurus arawak
[Caribbean tonguefish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Symphurus atramentatus Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Symphurus atramentatus
[Inkspot tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Symphurus atricaudus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus atricaudus
[California tonguefish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.

 
Symphurus australis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Symphurus bathyspilus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Symphurus billykrietei
[Kriete's tonguefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Symphurus callopterus Munroe & Mahadeva, 1989

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus callopterus
[Chocolate tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Symphurus caribbeanus
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Symphurus chabanaudi Mahadeva & Munroe, 1990

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus chabanaudi
[Chabanaud's tonguefish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Northwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Symphurus civitatium Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Symphurus civitatium
[Offshore tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Symphurus diabolicus Mahadeva & Munroe, 1990

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus diabolicus
[Devil's tonguefish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Symphurus diomedeanus (Goode & Bean, 1885)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Symphurus diomedeanus
[Spottedfin tonguefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Symphurus elongatus (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus elongatus
[Elongate tonguefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Symphurus fasciolaris Gilbert, 1892

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus fasciolaris
[Banded tongue-fish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Symphurus fuscus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Symphurus gilesii
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Symphurus ginsburgi Menezes & Benvegnú, 1976

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Symphurus ginsburgi
[Ginsburg's tonguefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Symphurus gorgonae Chabanaud, 1948

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus gorgonae
[Gorgonian tonguefish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Symphurus hondoensis
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Symphurus insularis Munroe, Brito & Hernández, 2000

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Symphurus insularis
[]

Photo by Martins, I.A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 31.9 cm SL
Symphurus jenynsi Evermann & Kendall, 1906

Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Symphurus jenynsi
[Jenyn's tonguefish]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symphurus kyaropterygium Menezes & Benvegnú, 1976

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Symphurus kyaropterygium
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Symphurus leei Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus leei
[Lee's tonguefish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Symphurus ligulatus (Cocco, 1844)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Symphurus ligulatus
[Elongate tonguesole]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic

 
Symphurus lubbocki
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Symphurus luzonensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Symphurus macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Symphurus maculopinnis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Symphurus maldivensis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Symphurus marginatus
[Margined tonguefish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Symphurus marmoratus
[]

Photo by Lee, M.-Y.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Symphurus megasomus Lee, Chen & Shao, 2009

Photo by Lee, M.-Y.
 
Symphurus megasomus
[Giant tonguefish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL
Symphurus melanurus Clark, 1936

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Symphurus melanurus
[Drab tonguefish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Symphurus melasmatotheca Munroe & Nizinski, 1990

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus melasmatotheca
[Blackstripe tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Symphurus microlepis Garman, 1899

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus microlepis
[Smallfin tonguefish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm TL

 
Symphurus microrhynchus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Symphurus minor Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Symphurus minor
[Largescale tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Symphurus monostigmus
[]

Photo by Lee, M.-Y.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Symphurus multimaculatus Lee, Munroe & Chen, 2009

Photo by Lee, M.-Y.
 
Symphurus multimaculatus
[Pepperdot Tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Symphurus nebulosus
[Freckled tonguefish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symphurus nigrescens Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Symphurus nigrescens
[Tonguesole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Symphurus normani Chabanaud, 1950

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus normani
[Norman's tonguesole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific

Symphurus novemfasciatus Shen & Lin, 1984

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Symphurus novemfasciatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Symphurus ocellaris
[Ringtail tonguefish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Symphurus ocellatus von Bonde, 1922

Photo by SFSA
 
Symphurus ocellatus
[Double-spot tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.9 cm SL

 
Symphurus oculellus
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Symphurus oligomerus Mahadeva & Munroe, 1990

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Symphurus oligomerus
[Spotfin tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Symphurus ommaspilus
[Ocellated tonguefish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Symphurus orientalis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Symphurus parvus
[Pygmy tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Symphurus pelicanus
[Longtail tonguefish]

Photo by Love, J.W.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Symphurus piger (Goode & Bean, 1886)

Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Symphurus piger
[Deepwater tonguefish]

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Symphurus plagiusa (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Symphurus plagiusa
[Blackcheek tonguefish]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Symphurus plagusia (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Symphurus plagusia
[Duskycheek tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Symphurus prolatinaris Munroe, Nizinski & Mahadeva, 1991

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus prolatinaris
[Halfstriped tonguefish]
No picture found
Northwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Symphurus pusillus
[Northern tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Symphurus regani
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic

 
Symphurus reticulatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Symphurus rhytisma
[Patchtail tonguefish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Symphurus schultzi
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Symphurus septemstriatus (Alcock, 1891)

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus septemstriatus
[Sevenband tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Symphurus stigmosus
[Blotchfin tonguefish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Symphurus strictus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Symphurus strictus
[Blackbelly tonguesole]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Symphurus tessellatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Symphurus tessellatus
[]
No picture found
Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Symphurus thermophilus
[Western Pacific tonguefish]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Symphurus trewavasae Chabanaud, 1948

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Symphurus trewavasae
[Trewavas' tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Symphurus trifasciatus (Alcock, 1894)

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus trifasciatus
[Threeband tonguesole]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Symphurus undatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Symphurus undecimplerus Munroe & Nizinski, 1990

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus undecimplerus
[Dark cheek tongue]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.6 cm SL
Symphurus urospilus Ginsburg, 1951

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Symphurus urospilus
[Spottail tonguefish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Symphurus vanmelleae
[Vanmelle’s tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Symphurus variegatus (Gilchrist, 1903)

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus variegatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Symphurus varius Garman, 1899

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus varius
[Mottled tonguefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Symphurus williamsi Jordan & Culver, 1895

Photo by FAO
 
Symphurus williamsi
[William's tonguefish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Symphurus woodmasoni
[]
143 Species of Family Cynoglossidae
(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
1787 Paraplagusia bilineata Doublelined tonguesole Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1851 Paraplagusia blochii Bloch's tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
1878 Paraplagusia guttata Western Pacific 21 SL
1846 Paraplagusia japonica Black cow-tongue Western Pacific 35 SL
1991 Paraplagusia longirostris Long-snouted tongue sole Indo-West Pacific 27.6 SL
1993 Paraplagusia sinerama Dusky tongue sole Western Pacific 28.0 SL
1965 Symphurus arawak Caribbean tonguefish Western Atlantic 5.1 TL
1890 Symphurus atramentatus Inkspot tonguefish Eastern Pacific 14.4 SL
1880 Symphurus atricaudus California tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL
1907 Symphurus australis Indo-West Pacific.
2003 Symphurus bathyspilus Western Central Pacific 12.1 SL
1998 Symphurus billykrietei Kriete's tonguefish Northwest Atlantic 11.9 SL
1989 Symphurus callopterus Chocolate tonguefish Eastern Pacific 16.2 SL
1991 Symphurus caribbeanus Western Atlantic 13 SL
1990 Symphurus chabanaudi Chabanaud's tonguefish Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1951 Symphurus civitatium Offshore tonguefish Northwestern Atlantic 17 TL
1990 Symphurus diabolicus Devil's tonguefish Southeast Pacific 11.3 SL
1885 Symphurus diomedeanus Spottedfin tonguefish Western Atlantic 22 TL
1868 Symphurus elongatus Elongate tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 15.8 SL
1892 Symphurus fasciolaris Banded tongue-fish Eastern Central Pacific 16.2 SL
1906 Symphurus fuscus Western Indian Ocean
1889 Symphurus gilesii Western Central Pacific. 14 TL
1976 Symphurus ginsburgi Ginsburg's tonguefish Southwest Atlantic 9 SL
1948 Symphurus gorgonae Gorgonian tonguefish Eastern Pacific 8.2 SL
1915 Symphurus hondoensis Northwest Pacific 12.2 SL
2000 Symphurus insularis Eastern Atlantic 8.0 SL
1906 Symphurus jenynsi Jenyn's tonguefish Southwest Atlantic 31.9 SL
1976 Symphurus kyaropterygium Southwest Atlantic 12 SL
1890 Symphurus leei Lee's tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 14.8 SL
1844 Symphurus ligulatus Elongate tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 11.2 SL
1990 Symphurus lubbocki Southeast Atlantic
1955 Symphurus luzonensis Western Central Pacific
1939 Symphurus macrophthalmus Western Indian Ocean
2011 Symphurus maculopinnis Western Pacific 8.4 SL
1955 Symphurus maldivensis Western Indian Ocean 11 TL
1886 Symphurus marginatus Margined tonguefish Western Atlantic 14.6 SL
1934 Symphurus marmoratus Indo-Pacific 9.8 SL
2009 Symphurus megasomus Giant tonguefish Northwest Pacific 14.7 SL
1936 Symphurus melanurus Drab tonguefish Eastern Pacific 18.6 SL
1990 Symphurus melasmatotheca Blackstripe tonguefish Eastern Pacific 13.6 SL
1899 Symphurus microlepis Smallfin tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 10 SL
1913 Symphurus microrhynchus Indo-Pacific 7.1 TL
1951 Symphurus minor Largescale tonguefish Western Atlantic 9 TL
2006 Symphurus monostigmus Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL
2009 Symphurus multimaculatus Pepperdot Tonguefish Pacific Ocean 9.4 SL
1883 Symphurus nebulosus Freckled tonguefish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1810 Symphurus nigrescens Tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 12 SL
1950 Symphurus normani Norman's tonguesole Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1984 Symphurus novemfasciatus Northwest Pacific
2005 Symphurus ocellaris Ringtail tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 7.3 SL
1922 Symphurus ocellatus Double-spot tonguesole Western Indian Ocean 12 TL
1991 Symphurus oculellus Western Atlantic 18.9 SL
1990 Symphurus oligomerus Spotfin tonguefish Eastern Pacific 14.6 SL
1961 Symphurus ommaspilus Ocellated tonguefish Western Central Atlantic 5.7 SL
1879 Symphurus orientalis Northwest Pacific 10 SL
1951 Symphurus parvus Pygmy tonguefish Western Atlantic 9 TL
1951 Symphurus pelicanus Longtail tonguefish Western Atlantic 9 TL
1886 Symphurus piger Deepwater tonguefish Western Atlantic 15 TL
1766 Symphurus plagiusa Blackcheek tonguefish Western Atlantic 21 TL
1801 Symphurus plagusia Duskycheek tonguefish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1991 Symphurus prolatinaris Halfstriped tonguefish Eastern Central Pacific 16.1 SL
1885 Symphurus pusillus Northern tonguefish Northwestern Atlantic 7.5 TL
1929 Symphurus regani Western Central Pacific 12 TL
1990 Symphurus reticulatus Eastern Atlantic
1961 Symphurus rhytisma Patchtail tonguefish Western Central Atlantic 4.5 SL
1955 Symphurus schultzi Western Pacific
1891 Symphurus septemstriatus Sevenband tonguesole Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1998 Symphurus stigmosus Blotchfin tonguefish Western Central Atlantic 12.6 SL
1905 Symphurus strictus Blackbelly tonguesole Indo-Pacific 14 TL
1824 Symphurus tessellatus Western Atlantic 22 SL
2008 Symphurus thermophilus Western Pacific tonguefish Pacific 10.2 SL
1948 Symphurus trewavasae Trewavas' tonguefish Southwest Atlantic 13.9 SL
1894 Symphurus trifasciatus Threeband tonguesole Indian Ocean 11.6 SL
1905 Symphurus undatus Western Central Pacific
1990 Symphurus undecimplerus Dark cheek tongue Eastern Pacific 14.2 SL
1951 Symphurus urospilus Spottail tonguefish Western Atlantic 16.6 SL
1952 Symphurus vanmelleae Vanmelle’s tonguefish Eastern Central Atlantic 11.8 SL
1903 Symphurus variegatus Southeast Atlantic 9 TL
1899 Symphurus varius Mottled tonguefish Eastern Pacific 10.8 SL
1895 Symphurus williamsi William's tonguefish Eastern Pacific 11.6 SL
1889 Symphurus woodmasoni Eastern Indian Ocean 13.6 SL



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