Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (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); magnoculus: Name from Latin words 'magnus' for large and 'oculus' for eye, referring to its having the largest eyes (relative to the head length) among the species in this genus. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 18 m (Ref. 57560), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57560)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 51 - 53;
Vertebrae: 36. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 67-72; anal rays 51-53; dorsal rays branched except anterior 16-24 rays; anal rays branched. Lateral-line scales 71-76, including 7-8 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening. Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 10. Body depth 2.45-2.5 in SL; head length (HL) 4.15-4.3 in SL; eye diameter 3.95-4.2 in HL upper eye overlapping about anterior one-third to one-half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the vertical distance separating eyes about one-third to one-sixth eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Very fine cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.4-1.45 in HL; caudal fin rounded, its length 3.9-3.95 in SL; pelvic fins 1.8-2.0 in HL; the tip of the longest ray reaching base of second or third anal ray. Ocular side in alcohol light yellowish brown with 3 rows of dark brown blotches, one row below base of dorsal fin, one above base of anal and pelvic fins, and one with two largest blotches well-spaced on lateral line; other brown markings mainly vertically elongate, some enclosing small irregular areas of ground color; fins pale yellowish except for faint dark blotches along base (Ref. 57560).
Collected from a steep slope of a fringing reef, with coral rock, rubble and sand at base (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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.7 - 28.8, mean 26.4 °C (based on 200 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00466 - 0.02049), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .