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Deepwater sole

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Soleidae

Flat bony fish of oval body and laterally compressed. Head small, bluntly pointed. Eyes on the ocular face of the body. Oblique mouth. Caudal peduncle distinct. Pectoral fins filamentous. Colour: ocular side pale brown. Darker pigmentation on upper and lower lips; inside of mouth dark. It can measure up to 21 cm.

FAO code
Bathysolea profundicola
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
France Sole des profondeurs
Italy Sogliola batifila
Portugal Linguado da fundura
United Kingdom Deepwater sole
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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