Dicologlossa hexophthalma (Bennett, 1831)
Ocellated wedge sole
photo by Garcia-Franco, M.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal, Madeira; west coast of Africa from Mauritania to Sierra Leone, also Gulf of Guinea, Congo and Angola (Ref. 5304); including the western Mediterranean (Ref. 3397).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 61-80; Anal soft rays: 52-64
Biology:  Inhabits shallow waters, occasionally up to 150 m depth (Ref. 2683).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.09.95

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