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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae American soles

Genus: Achirus

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Achirus achirus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Achirus achirus
[Drab sole]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Achirus declivis Chabanaud, 1940

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Achirus declivis
[Plainfin sole]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Achirus klunzingeri (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Achirus klunzingeri
[Brown sole]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Achirus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Achirus lineatus
[Lined sole]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Achirus mazatlanus (Steindachner, 1869)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Achirus mazatlanus
[Mazatlan sole]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.0 cm SL

 
Achirus mucuri
[American sole]

Photo by Böttner, M.

South America
Max. Length 10.6 cm
Achirus novoae Cervigón, 1982

Photo by Böttner, M.
 
Achirus novoae
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Achirus scutum (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Achirus scutum
[Network sole]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Achirus zebrinus
[]
9 Species of Family Achiridae with Genus Achirus
(American soles)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Achirus achirus Drab sole Western Central Atlantic 37 TL
1940 Achirus declivis Plainfin sole Western Atlantic 18 TL
1880 Achirus klunzingeri Brown sole Eastern Central Pacific 23 TL
1758 Achirus lineatus Lined sole Western Atlantic 23 TL
1869 Achirus mazatlanus Mazatlan sole Eastern Pacific 20 TL
2009 Achirus mucuri American sole South America 9.0 SL
1982 Achirus novoae South America 10.6
1862 Achirus scutum Network sole Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL
1936 Achirus zebrinus Southeast Pacific



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