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Dagetichthys lusitanicus  (de Brito Capello, 1868)

Portuguese sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Soleidae (Soles)
Etymology: Dagetichthys: After Daget, French malacologist; he studied African fishes and Bivalves.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 2683).   Tropical; 21°N - 18°S, 19°W - 14°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc (Mauritania) to Angola (Ref. 6805). Also in Mediterranean (Ref. 4710).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6805)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 73-83; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 57 - 67. Diagnosis: body oval, elongate, flat and asymmetric (Ref. 57416), hind part tapering (Ref. 4710). Eyes located on right side of head, except in reversed individuals (Ref. 57416). Upper eye its own diameter or more from dorsal profile of head; anterior nostril on blind side not enlarged; anterior nostril on eyed side with backward-pointing tube not reaching front border of lower eye (Ref. 4710). Preopercle covered by skin and opercle entirely scaled; mouth arched and inferior; dorsal and anal fins lacking spinous rays and confluent with caudal fin, no distinct caudal peduncle; last dorsal and anal rays not shorter than preceding rays and broadly united to outer caudal rays; dorsal fin originating on anterior profile of head; pectoral fins present on both sides with 6-10 rays; straight part of lateral line visible, supratemporal part slightly arched above eyes; body covered with ctenoid scales (Ref. 57416).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 2683, 4710) in shallow waters, from the shore to 60 m (Ref. 4710). No information available on diet or reproduction (Ref. 4710).

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Vachon, J., F. Chapleau and M. Desoutter-Meniger, 2007. Révision taxonomique et phylogénie de Dagetichthys et Synaptura (Soleidae). Cybium 31(4):401-416. (Ref. 80029)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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=0.01096 (0.00511 - 0.02351), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.