Lyopsetta exilis  (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Slender sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 25 - 800 m (Ref. 6793).   Deep-water; 60°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 72-78; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 57 - 65; Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Dorsal origin over anterior part of upper eye. Caudal rounded. Pectorals small and narrow.

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Eastern Pacific: Alsek Canyon, southeastern Alaska to Isla Cedros, central Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the vicinity of rocky areas (Ref. 4925). Good food fish but is of little commercial importance due to its small size (Ref. 6885).

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00451 - 0.01844), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=20; tm=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.