Hogchokers are sometimes offered for sale in aquarium stores, often marketed as "Freshwater Flounder".
This is not fully correct, however. While there are some species of full freshwater Flatfish from Southeast Asia and South America, the Hogchoker is thought to be a species of coastal estuaries and mud flats.
They are usually brown to dark brown in color, and lighter on their "blind side" (side lacking an eye). The overall body color is often broken by a series of spots and thin stripes, which can be lighter or darker than the main body color. The fins and tail have fringed edges helping hide the fish from its prey. They mainly feed on small aquatic insects and invertebrates.
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