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); andersoni: Named for Dr. R. Charles Anderson, one of the collectors of the holotype and who assisted the first author during the latter’s visits to the Republic of Maldives.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 95111). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Maldives only but expected to occur in other tropical countries in the area.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95111)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49;
Vertebrae: 37. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 68; A 49; lateral-line scales 71; vertebrae 37; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 9; body depth 2.4 in SL; head length 4.1 in SL; no caudal peduncle; snout length 2.95 in head length; colour in alcohol uniformly pale yellowish brown, when fresh pale brown with numerous, irregular, bluish white blotches, scattered small dark brown spots, and with 3 rows of large brown blotches (one at base of dorsal fin, one at base of anal fin, and one along lateral line); a large orange-red area over abdomen and posterior head; iris light yellow with spoke-like brown bands; median fins with a row of large dark brown spots at the base, and smaller spots peripherally (Ref. 95111).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., S.V. Bogorodsky and O. Mal, 2013. Four new soles (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) of the genus Aseraggodes from the western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean. Sci. Found. 8:1-17. (Ref. 95111)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .