Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Tanakius: Perhaps from a Swahili word, tanaki = reservoir; due to its habitat?; kitaharae: Named after a man so should be spelled kitaharai.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 200 m (Ref. 11230). Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Northwest Pacific: Southern Hokkaido, Japan to the Yellow Sea, Gulf of Bo Hai, East China Sea and Taiwan.
Inhabits sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 9137, 11230).
Cooper, J.A. and F. Chapleau, 1998. Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification. Fish. Bull. 96(4):686-726.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00721 (-0.11898 - 0.13341), b=3.14 (3.06 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.14-0.18).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .