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Paraplagusia is a genus of tonguefish. It is indigenous to the Indo-Pacific region, where commonly found in shallow waters on a muddy or sandy bottom. The largest species reaches 35 cm (14 in) in length.[1]

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Paraplagusia bilineata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Cynoglossidae
Subfamily: Cynoglossinae
Genus: Paraplagusia
Bleeker, 1865
Type species
Pleuronectes bilineatus
Bloch, 1787
  • Rhinoplagusia Bleeker, 1870
  • Usinostia D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1900


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Paraplagusia in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  2. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2013): Nomenclature and identity of the tongue soles Paraplagusia bilineata, “Cynoglossus bilineatus” and Paraplagusia blochii (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 763–766.