Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Aseraggodes: Greek, aggos, -eos, -ous = vessel, uterus, carapace of a crab + Greek, aseros, -a, -on = to remove the appetite (Ref. 45335); nigrocirratus: Name from Latin, for the black cirri on the dorsal and anal rays of the ocular side.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 57560). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57560); 7.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 47 - 53;
Vertebrae: 36 - 38. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 63-68; anal rays 47-53; most dorsal and anal rays branched. Lateral line scales 61-67, including 8-9 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening; one to three pores beneath some scales on ocular side of body near base of dorsal and anal fins. Vertebrae 36-38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 8-9. Body depth 2.35-2.65 in SL; head short, length (HL) 4.7-4.85 in SL. Upper lip not overlapping lower lip when mouth closed. No prominent cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with dorsal third of upper eye; eye diameter 4.6-6.25 in HL; upper eye overlapping anterior half to two-thirds of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the vertical distance separating eyes about half eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Longest dorsal ray 1.5-1.75 in HL; caudal fin slightly pointed, its length 3.95-4.8 in SL; pelvic fins 1.8-2.0 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of third anal ray. Ocular side light brown with numerous small variable dark brown spots of variable size, some in form of a small cross; cirri on lengthwise membranous ridge of rays of dorsal and anal fins dark brown (appearing as small dark spots without magnification) (Ref. 57560).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2005. A review of soles of the genus Aseraggodes from the South Pacific, with descriptions of seven new species and a diagnosis of Synclidopus. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 62(2):191-212. (Ref. 57560)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00519 - 0.02428), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .