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). More on author: Kaup.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Maldives and Reunion to the South China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57561)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 42;
Vertebrae: 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00456 - 0.02095), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (16 of 100) .