Brachirus elongatus (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1940)
Mekong blind sole
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Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish
Distribution:  Western Pacific: estuarine zone of the Mekong, including the high estuarine tidal zone considerably upstream from the coastal province of Bac Lieu, Viet Nam.
Biology:  Occurs in estuarine areas, including the high estuarine tidal zone. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Sold fresh, often in mixed catches in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.05.97
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.08.20

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