Paraplagusia bleekeri

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Taxonavigation: Soleoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Pleuronectiformes
Subordo: Soleoidei

Familia: Cynoglossidae
Subfamilia: Cynoglossinae
Genus: Paraplagusia
Species: Paraplagusia bleekeri


Paraplagusia bleekeri Kottelat, 2013

  • Holotype: RMNH 17879.

Type locality: one of the eight localities in Java listed by Bleeker where he collected or observed the species: Batavia, Cheribon, Tegal, Tjilatjap, Samarang, Rembang, Surabaja, Pasuruan.

Etymology: The specific name was given in reference to Peter Bleeker, who collected the type of this species.


  • Chapleau, F. & Renaud, C. B.; 1993: Paraplagusia sinerama (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae), a new Indo-Pacific tongue sole with a revised key to species of the genus. Copeia, 1993: 798–807.
  • Kottelat, M.; 2013: Nomenclature and identity of the tongue soles Paraplagusia bilineata, "Cynoglossus bilineatus" and Paraplagusia blochii (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61 (2): 763–766. PDF
  • Menon, A. G. K.; 1980: A revision of the fringed-lip tongue soles of the genus Paraplagusia Bleeker, 1865 (family Cynoglossidae). Matsya 5: 11–22.
  • Munroe, T. A.; 2001: Cynoglossidae–Tonguesoles. In: Carpenter, K. E. & Niem, V. H. (eds.), The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 6. Bony Fishes Part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), Estuarine Crocodiles, Sea Turtles, Sea Snakes and Marine Mammals. FAO, Rome. Pp. 3890–3901.