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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Solea

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Solea aegyptiaca Egyptian sole Mediterranean Sea 65 TL 1927
Solea capensis Eastern Atlantic 1902
Solea elongata Elongate sole Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1877
Solea heinii Indian Ocean. 1903
Solea ovata Ovate sole Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1846
Solea senegalensis Senegalese sole Eastern Atlantic 60 SL 1858
Solea solea Common sole Eastern Atlantic 70 SL 1758
Solea stanalandi Stanaland's sole Western Indian Ocean 12.3 TL 1989
Solea turbynei Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1904



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