Austroglossus pectoralis (Kaup, 1858)
Mud sole
Austroglossus pectoralis
photo by SFSA

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 400 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from the Cape to Natal in South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 90-110; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 80-95; Vertebrae: 58-58. Brownish, small dark spot at base of each scale; right pectoral fin blackish (Ref. 3200).
Biology:  Inhabits mud bottoms (Ref. 27121). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates and small fish (Ref. 27121).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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