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Family: Achiridae American soles



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35 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
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Apionichthys dumerili Kaup, 1858

Photo by FAO
 
Apionichthys dumerili
[Longtail sole]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Apionichthys finis (Eigenmann, 1912)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Apionichthys finis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Apionichthys menezesi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Apionichthys nattereri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Apionichthys rosai
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Apionichthys sauli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Apionichthys seripierriae
[]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm
Catathyridium garmani (Jordan, 1889)

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Catathyridium garmani
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Catathyridium grandirivi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 23.7 cm
Catathyridium jenynsii (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Catathyridium jenynsii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm

 
Catathyridium lorentzii
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Gymnachirus melas Nichols, 1916

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Gymnachirus melas
[North American naked sole]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gymnachirus nudus Kaup, 1858

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Gymnachirus nudus
[Naked sole]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Gymnachirus texae (Gunter, 1936)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnachirus texae
[Gulf of Mexico fringed sole]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

South America
Max. Length 21 cm
Hypoclinemus mentalis (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Hypoclinemus mentalis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Pnictes asphyxiatus
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Trinectes fimbriatus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes fimbriatus
[Fringed sole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm
Trinectes fluviatilis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928)

Photo by FAO
 
Trinectes fluviatilis
[Freshwater sole]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Trinectes fonsecensis (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes fonsecensis
[Spottedfin sole]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Trinectes hubbsbollinger
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trinectes inscriptus (Gosse, 1851)

Photo by FAO
 
Trinectes inscriptus
[Scrawled sole]

Photo by Durie, C.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Trinectes maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Durie, C.
 
Trinectes maculatus
[Hogchoker]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm NG
Trinectes microphthalmus (Chabanaud, 1928)

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Trinectes microphthalmus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trinectes opercularis (Nichols & Murphy, 1944)

Photo by FAO
 
Trinectes opercularis
[Spottedcheek sole]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm NG
Trinectes paulistanus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Trinectes paulistanus
[Slipper sole]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific

Trinectes xanthurus Walker & Bollinger, 2001

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes xanthurus
[]
35 Species of Family Achiridae
(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
1858 Apionichthys dumerili Longtail sole Western Atlantic 12.4 SL
1912 Apionichthys finis South America 8.8 SL
2003 Apionichthys menezesi South America 6 SL
1876 Apionichthys nattereri South America 23.4 SL
2003 Apionichthys rosai South America 3.5 SL
2003 Apionichthys sauli South America 7.0 SL
2003 Apionichthys seripierriae South America 8.8 SL
1889 Catathyridium garmani Southwest Atlantic 17
1928 Catathyridium grandirivi South America 11.5 SL
1862 Catathyridium jenynsii South America 23.7
1877 Catathyridium lorentzii South America 5.4
1916 Gymnachirus melas North American naked sole Western Atlantic 22 TL
1858 Gymnachirus nudus Naked sole Western Atlantic 15 TL
1936 Gymnachirus texae Gulf of Mexico fringed sole Western Atlantic 14 TL
1862 Hypoclinemus mentalis South America 21
1889 Pnictes asphyxiatus South America 9.6 SL
1862 Trinectes fimbriatus Fringed sole Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL
1928 Trinectes fluviatilis Freshwater sole Eastern Pacific 5
1862 Trinectes fonsecensis Spottedfin sole Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL
2012 Trinectes hubbsbollinger South America 7.0 SL
1851 Trinectes inscriptus Scrawled sole Western Atlantic 15 TL
1801 Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Western Central Atlantic 20 TL
1928 Trinectes microphthalmus Western Atlantic 8.5 NG
1944 Trinectes opercularis Spottedcheek sole Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL
1915 Trinectes paulistanus Slipper sole Western Atlantic 18 NG
2001 Trinectes xanthurus Eastern Central Pacific



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