African sole

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Soleidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long and oval body. Rounded head, with small and arched mouth. It differs from European sole (Solea solea) by the black color of the interradial membrane on the ocular side. The pectoral fin is black behind with the gray membrane, the brownish rays at its posterior end and white at the anterior. It can measure up to 60 cm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Zunge
France: 
Sole du Sénégal
Italy: 
Sogliola atlantica
Portugal: 
Linguado
UK: 
African sole
China: 
塞内加尔鳎
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Trawls
FAO code: 
OAL
Scientific name: 
Solea senegalensis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean