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Portuguese sole

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Soleidae

Flat bony fish of oval, elongated and narrow body. Eyes on the right side of the body. Dorsal and anal fins attached to caudal fin by a membrane. The lateral line describes a gentle curve in the head. Color: on the ocular face, purplish brown with numerous light spots and dark transverse bands in the center of the body. Fins with white border. White blind face. It measures up to 40 cm.

FAO code
Synaptura lusitanica
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern 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-ruardon commune
Portugal Língua
United Kingdom Portuguese sole
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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