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Leptachirus polylepis  Randall, 2007

Manyscale Sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Soleidae (Soles)
Etymology: Leptachirus: Name from the Greek 'leptos' meaning thin and the soleid genus Achirus Lacepède, in reference to the very thin and slender body of the species.;  polylepis: Named from the Greek meaning many scales, in reference to its very high lateral-line scale count..   More on author: Randall.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 4 m (Ref. 84817).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84817)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 70-77; Anal soft rays: 54 - 58; Vertebrae: 40 - 42. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 70-77; A 54-58; pelvic rays 4 or 5 (usually 4); lateral-line scales 103-111; lateral line on ocular side of head with a ventral branch of 5 to 6 pores, remaining horizontal anterior part with 3-4 pores; vertebrae 40-42; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 8-9 (usually 9); body depth 2.95-3.2 in SL; no caudal peduncle; head length 4.45-4.65 in SL; eye diameter 6.35-6.8 in HL; interorbital width 8.6-10.5 in HL; tubular anterior nostril short, only slightly longer than diameter of base, and tapering little; longest dorsal ray 1.8-2.15 in HL; caudal-fin length 4.15-4.7 in SL; pelvic fins and genital papilla not joined, their origins adjacent; pelvic fins short, reaching little beyond base of first anal ray, 2.7-3.1 in HL; colour in alcohol of ocular side brown, faintly mottled with small darker brown spots; with 3 longitudinal rows of dark brown spots, most vertically elongate, the largest two on lateral line; dorsal and anal fins with dark brown streaks on 2-4 adjacent rays; caudal fin with dark brown blotches on base (ref. 84817).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Gut material from a 5.85 cm specimen were found to be the remains of hemipteran insects (Ref. 84817).

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Randall, J.E., 2007. Leptachirus, a new soleid fish genus from New Guinea and northern Australia, with descriptions of eight new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24:81-108. (Ref. 84817)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .