Aseraggodes guttulatus Kaup, 1858
Aseraggodes guttulatus
photo by MNHN

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  7.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Maldives and Reunion to the South China Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-64; Anal soft rays: 42-42; Vertebrae: 84-84. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 64; anal rays 42; dorsal and anal rays branched; lateral-line scales (including those anterior to upper end of gill opening) 84; vertebrae 34; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth dorsal spine 14; body depth 2.4 in SL; head length (HL) 4.3 in SL; eye diameter 4.1 in HL; eyes close together, the vertical interorbital width 15.3 in HL; tubular anterior nostril short and broad, not reaching anterior margin of lower eye; caudal peduncle present, but very short; no prominent cirri along ventral side of head; longest dorsal ray 2.5 in HL; caudal fin 4.9 in SL; pelvic fins 7.4 in HL, the longest ray reaching just beyond base of second anal ray; color gray with dark flecks and streaks, especially on the lateral line and basal half of caudal fin (Ref. 57561).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 August 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.03.02

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