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Author: Chabanaud, 1931

Cynoglossus sinusarabici Chabanaud, 1931

Diagnosis: body elongate. Snout rounded, with a moderate rostral hook reaching almost to vertical through front margin of eye, eyes on left side, fairly large, with a narrow space between them. Maxilla reaching back to hind part of lower eye. Dorsal finrays 99-101; anal finrays 78-79; caudal finrays 8. Eyed side with 1 (midlateral) lateral line, with 54-60 scales; 11 scales between lateral line and base of dorsal fin; no lateral line on blind side; scales ctenoid on both sides of body. Colour: eyed side uniform brown, blind side whitish. Size: to about 15 cm SL.

Habitat: benthic on continental shelf, at depths less than 15 m.

Distribution: eastern Mediterranean (coast of Israel and Egypt), as an immigrant. Elsewhere, Suez Canal, Red Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Red sea tonguesole (Cynoglossus sinusarabici)