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Dicologlossa cuneata  (Moreau, 1881)

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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 10 - 460 m (Ref. 5304), usually 10 - 150 m (Ref. 31498).   Subtropical; 47°N - 35°S, 19°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 17.1, range 17 - 19.9 cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4710); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-90; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 65 - 77; Vertebrae: 43 - 45. Brownish grey with small dark spots; pectorals blackish with pale margin (Ref. 3200).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mainly sandy or sand-mud bottoms (Ref. 27121). Feeds on a wide range of small bottom-living organisms, mainly crustaceans, polychaete worms, bivalve mollusks, etc. (Ref. 4710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27121.

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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): 12.5 - 27.6, mean 18.2 (based on 576 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00642 - 0.00938), b=3.01 (2.95 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.38-0.47).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.