Senegalese tonguesole

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Cynoglossidae

Flat bony fish of almost regular oval body and very compressed, with small head rounded. Two small eyes that, being a demersal fish, live and feed on or near the bottom, are located in the same side of the body, denominated ocular, that corresponds with the pigmented back of the fish. Small mouth, with few rudimentary teeth. The dorsal and anal fins converge with the caudal fin. Eye color between brown and olive gray, often mottled with dark spots. Face ventral or blind face whitish. It can measure up to 66 cm.

International Designations

Italy: 
Lingua atlantica
Portugal: 
Língua de cão
UK: 
Senegalese tonguesole
China: 
塞内加尔舌鳎
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
YOE
Scientific name: 
Cynoglossus senegalensis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC