Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | 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); heraldi: Named for the late Earl S. Herald, former Director of teh Steinhart Aqurium in San Francisco, who collected the first specimen. More on authors: Randall & Bartsch.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 56490). Tropical (Ref. 7300)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Marshall Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56490)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 57 - 58;
Vertebrae: 37. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 75; anal rays 57-58. Lateral-line scales of ocular side 68-70. Vertebrae 10 + 27. Dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 12. Body depth 2.25-2.35 in SL; head length 3.75-3.8 in SL. Snout not overlapping lower lip. Tubular anterior nostril just reaching edge of eye when depressed posteriorly. Ventral edge of head with about 40 cirri, none broad and lappet-like. Caudal peduncle absent (if measured from base of lowermost caudal ray to a vertical at base of last anal ray); depth at base of caudal fin 1.8-1.9 in HL; caudal fin rounded, 4.45-4.65 in SL. Ocular side of body light brown, with scattered small black blotches, the most prominent two on lateral line half way between head and base of caudal fm; many scales near-white, providing an irregular mottled pattern (Ref. 56490).
Found in outer reef flats (Ref. 56490).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and P. Bartsch, 2005. Two new soleid fishes of the genus Aseraggodes from Micronesia, with a record of A. smithi from Palau. Micronesica 38(1):125-139. (Ref. 56490)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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
): 3.3 ±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) .