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Cadenat’s sole

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Soleidae

Flat fish. Body oval, elongate, laterally compressed. Head relatively small, pointed anteriorly. Eyes separated by narrow, scaly, interorbital space; blind side of head covered with numerous short papillae; upper eye separated from dorsal profile of head by distance clearly greater than its diameter. Dorsal-fin origin distinctly in front of eyes on anterior profile of head. Posteriormost dorsal -and anal- fin rays with membraneous connection to caudal peduncle; caudal peduncle distinct. Colour: ocular-side body reddish brown with numerous dark brown and smaller white spots; dorsal and anal fins also covered with spots. Ocular-side pectoral fin reddish brown with black spot in middle of posterior part of fin. Distal tips of ocular-side pelvic-fin rays white. Blind side whitish. Maximum size to 18 cm standard length.

FAO code
Pegusa cadenati
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Zunge
Portugal Linguado
United Kingdom Cadenat’s sole
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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