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Dicologlossa hexophthalma  (Bennett, 1831)

Ocellated wedge sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Soleidae (Soles)
Etymology: Dicologlossa: Greek, di = two + Greek, kolo = cut + Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335).

Issue
In the genus Solea in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Feb. 2013: Ref. 93002).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 150 m (Ref. 2683).   Subtropical; 34°N - 17°S, 18°W - 17°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Portugal, Madeira; west coast of Africa from Mauritania to Sierra Leone, also Gulf of Guinea, Congo and Angola (Ref. 5304); including the western Mediterranean (Ref. 3397).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 61-80; Anal soft rays: 52 - 64

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow waters, occasionally up to 150 m depth (Ref. 2683).

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Desoutter, M., 1990. Soleidae. p. 1037-1049. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5304)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 18.3 - 27.9, mean 25.7 (based on 120 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00517 - 0.01764), b=3.03 (2.87 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.