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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.

FAO code
Solea senegalensis
White fish
FAO 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
International denominations
Germany Zunge
China 塞内加尔鳎
France Sole du Sénégal
Italy Sogliola atlantica
Portugal Linguado
United Kingdom African sole
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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