Trinectes paulistanus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)
Slipper sole
photo by Macieira, R.M.

Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
Max. size:  20.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 178.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Suriname to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 55-60; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 40-44. Pectorals either vestigial or reduced to 1-2 rudimentary rays (Ref. 36453).
Biology:  Found more abundantly on shallow soft bottoms of brackish estuaries or hypersaline lagoons. Enters freshwaters at least to an elevation of 10 m. Inhabits rivers and creeks and probably feeds on aquatic insects and crustaceans (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 09.03.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 22.01.21

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