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); auroculus: Name from the Latin 'aurum' for gold and 'oculus' for eye, referring to the bright golden color of the eyes. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 24 m (Ref. 57560). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Society Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57560)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56 - 57;
Vertebrae: 37 - 38. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 74-77; anal rays 56-57; most dorsal and anal rays double branched. Lateral-line scales 69-73. including 6-7 anterior to a vertical at upper end of gill opening. Vertebrae 37-38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 12. Body depth 2.45-2.6 in SL; head length (HL) 3.85-3.95 in SL; eye diameter 4.55-4.9 in HL; upper eye overlapping a anterior two-thirds to three-fourths of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, the vertical distance between eyes about one-fourth to one-sixth eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Short fleshy cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral part of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.55-1.7 in HL; caudal fin rounded, 4.4-4.55 in SL in length; pelvic fins 2.4-2.7 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of second or third anal ray. Body color of ocular side in alcohol pale yellowish brown with 3 rows of large irregular blackish blotches, one dorsal, one ventral, and one midlateral; a few small dark spots on fin rays; blind side pale yellowish, the dark spots on rays faint (Ref. 57560).
Collected from steep sloping bottoms dominated by coral rubble (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.9 - 29, mean 27.8 °C (based on 99 cells).
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
): 3.2 ±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) .