Solefish / Manthal

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  • Description

    Solefish is a comparatively inexpensive fish, and is a common food especially in some parts of the Indian subcontinent. Common recipes made of soles are fries and Malabar fish curries.

    Alternative Names
    മാന്തല്, നങ്ക, Manthal(India)
    Malabar tonguesole(United States)
    Langue Malabar(France)
    大口舌鰨(China)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Microstomus pacificus

    Classification:

    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes)
    Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes)

    Etymology:

    Cynoglossus: Greek, kyon = dog + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, glossa = tongue

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; non-migratory, Indian Ocean: restricted to the coast of India

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