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Eopsetta jordani  (Lockington, 1879)

Petrale sole
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Eopsetta: Greek, eos = dawn, aurore + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335);  jordani: Named after David Starr Jordan, great inciter of ichthyology in the USA (Ref. 6885).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 6793).   Temperate; 67°N - 31°N

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 44.0, range 40 - 44 cm
Max length : 53.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); 70.0 cm TL (female); common length : 42.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 3.7 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 35 years (Ref. 55701)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 87-101; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 67 - 79; Vertebrae: 41 - 44. Dorsal origin over middle part of eye. Caudal longest in middle, ending in a broad 'V'. Pectoral fins large, bluntly pointed.

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Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Islas Los Coronados, northern Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found on sand bottom (Ref. 2850), usually in deep water (Ref. 9988). Feed on invertebrates and bottom fishes (Ref. 6885). Livers of large individuals are a rich source of vitamin A (Ref. 6885). Marketed fresh or as frozen fillets (Ref. 2850). Eaten steamed, fried, micro-waved and baked (Ref. 9988). Generally regarded as the premium Pacific coast sole (Ref. 9988).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Amaoka, Kunio | Collaborators

Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00408 - 0.01071), b=3.10 (2.96 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.65 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.16; tm=7-8; tmax=35; Fec=400,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (55 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.