Tephrinectes sinensis

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Tephrinectes sinensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae
Genus: Tephrinectes
Günther, 1862
Species: T. sinensis
Binomial name
Tephrinectes sinensis
(Lacépède, 1802)

Paralichthys sinensis (Lacépède, 1802)
Pleuronectes sinensis Lacépède, 1802

Tephrinectes sinensis, the Chinese brill, is a species of flatfish in the large-tooth flounder family, Paralichthyidae. It is the only member of its genus Tephrinectes. Like the rest of the large-tooth flounders, it has both eyes on the left side of its head.

It is a demersal fish that lives in sub-tropical waters. It is native to the western Pacific Ocean, from Taiwan to the coast of mainland China. It has been used in Chinese medicine.