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); jenny: Named for the wife of of Ofer Gon; noun in apposition. More on authors: Randall & Gon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 15 m (Ref. 57561). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57561)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49;
Vertebrae: 34. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 66; anal rays 49; lateral-line scales 77, vertebrae 34; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 11; body depth 2.35 in SL; head length (HL) 4.4 in SL; snout 2.5 in HL; eye diameter 5.55 in HL; interorbital space 6.2 in HL; tubular anterior nostril long, reaching beyond front edge of eyeball of lower eye when laid back; cirri on front of snout and ventral side of head small; no caudal peduncle; last dorsal and anal rays overlapping adjacent caudal rays; depth of caudal-fin base 1.55 in HL; longest dorsal ray 1.6 in HL; caudal fin short, 4.85 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching base of second anal ray, the longest ray 2.7 in HL; light brown, densely mottled with dark brown, with two large irregular darker brown blotches on lateral line, the posterior one in middle of lateral line, continuing as a broad irregular band ventroposteriorly to base of anal fin (Ref. 57561).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and O. Gon, 2006. Review of the soles of the genus Aseraggodes of the Western Indian Ocean, with descrtiptions of three new species. Israel J. Zool. 51:165-190. (Ref. 57561)
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
): 3.4 ±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 (12 of 100) .