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); martine: Named for Martine Dessouter-Meniger in recognition of her research on soleid fishes; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 2 m (Ref. 95111). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: India and Seychelles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 42 - 43;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 65-67; A 42-43; all fin rays branched, except first 14 of dorsal fin, first of anal fin, and lateral 2 of caudal fin; lateral-line scales 66-69; vertebrae 33 or 34; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 15 or 16; body depth 2.5 (2.35) in SL; head length 4.35 in SL; caudal peduncle short, 9-14 in head length; snout length 2.75 in head length; tubular anterior nostril conical, as long as diameter of upper eye; origin of dorsal fin at base of upper lip; in alcohol, colour of ocular side yellowish white with a faint longitudinal orangish band below the base of dorsal and anal fins; an indistinct dusky spot about twice eye diameter on lateral line about two head lengths posterior to head; scattered small blackish flecks, most from dark outer edges of scales; when fresh, colour of ocular side light yellowish brown, with scale edges darker brown, except within numerous dark-edged, pale spots that vary from nearly round to irregularly ovate, none larger than eye; fin membranes mainly transparent, the rays blotched and spotted with greenish yellow, especially basally; front of head translucent; lappet-like cirri anteriorly and ventrally on margin of head whiter (Ref. 95111).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., S.V. Bogorodsky and O. Mal, 2013. Four new soles (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) of the genus Aseraggodes from the western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 8:1-17. (Ref. 95111)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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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 (14 of 100) .