Siamese Sole (Juvenile) (Soleichthys siammakuti)

Also known as Flatfish Sole, Gulf Sole, Tonguefish, Wongratana's Sole

Description

Also known as Flatfish Sole, Gulf Sole, Tonguefish, Wongratana's Sole.

Found singly buried beneath the sand, exposing only its eye and tubular nostril or moving extremely fast when disturbed and is difficult to detect when it resettles, over shallow protected sandy slopes of estuaries, lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans.
Length - 8.2cm
Depth - ?m
Western Pacific - Gulf of Thailand

Flatfish, Soles and Flounders are placed in their families by location of their eyes. Their are both left eye and right eye dominant families.
Flatfish bury themselves in sand to hide from predators and use their eyes as periscopes as these can rotate 180 degrees.
During pelagic larval stage these fish are not flat but become so as they grow, their bodies flatten, and one eye migrates across the head next to the other eye. Ref: https://www.fishbase.in/summary/25221

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