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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Solea

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Solea aegyptiaca Chabanaud, 1927

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Solea aegyptiaca
[Egyptian sole]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic

 
Solea capensis
[]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Solea elongata Day, 1877

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Solea elongata
[Elongate sole]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Solea heinii
[]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Solea ovata Richardson, 1846

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Solea ovata
[Ovate sole]

Photo by Canosa, C. & B.F. Souto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Solea senegalensis Kaup, 1858

Photo by Canosa, C. & B.F. Souto
 
Solea senegalensis
[Senegalese sole]

Photo by Canosa, C. & B.F. Souto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Canosa, C. & B.F. Souto
 
Solea solea
[Common sole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.3 cm TL
Solea stanalandi Randall & McCarthy, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Solea stanalandi
[Stanaland's sole]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Solea turbynei
[]
9 Species of Family Soleidae with Genus Solea
(Soles)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1927 Solea aegyptiaca Egyptian sole Mediterranean Sea 65 TL
1902 Solea capensis Eastern Atlantic
1877 Solea elongata Elongate sole Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1903 Solea heinii Indian Ocean.
1846 Solea ovata Ovate sole Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1858 Solea senegalensis Senegalese sole Eastern Atlantic 60 SL
1758 Solea solea Common sole Eastern Atlantic 70 SL
1989 Solea stanalandi Stanaland's sole Western Indian Ocean 12.3 TL
1904 Solea turbynei Western Indian Ocean 11.8 SL



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