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Malabar Sole

Biol. cynoglossus semifasciatus, Cynoglossus macrostomus 
KannadaNangu, ನಂಗು
MarathiLep, Shivra, शिवरा, ळीप
BengaliKukur jeebh
TamilNakkumeen
MalayalamManthal, മാന്തല്
GujrathiGipti, Jeeb, ગિપ્તી, જીબ
Chin.大口舌鳎
Sp.Lengua malabárica
Fr.Langue malabar
Soles and other flat fishes are bottom feeding, carnivorous and asymmetrical with both eyes being present either on the right or left side. They are represented in Indian waters by a large numbers genera, Psettodes,Poecilopsetta Bothus, Pseudorhombus, Solea, Paraplagusia and Cynoglossus. Most of the flat fish species occur in small numbers in the miscellaneous catches all along the coast, except Cynoglosus semifaciatus, the Malabar sole, which supports an important fishery next to sardine, mackerel from Quilon in Kerala to Moolki in South kanara. The heaviest landings, however, are in the region between Edakad and Kadapuram on the Malabar coast C.semifaciatus is the only flat fish that occurs in large shoals. The best season for fishery immediately after the south west monsoon, September being always the month of peak commercial catches. This species has, however, been known to occur in shoals from August of one year to February of the following year. The soles are inexpensible fish, consumed by people of low income. Hence the market value of the soles to some extents depends on the availability of other fishes. C.semifasciatus grows to 10-12 cm.in the first year and 14-16 cm.in the second year. The commercial fishery is represented by 6-16 cm.size group.
Synonym: Bengal tongue-sole, Malabar tongue sole
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