Solea turbynei Gilchrist, 1904
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Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: South and East Africa, from about Cape Town, South Africa to Tanzania.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 61-71; Anal soft rays: 47-55. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: dorsal fin rays 61-71; anal fin rays 47-55 ; lateral line scales 88-116; caudal vertebrae 25-28; snout, rounded; scale width half its length, ctenii about one fourth of scale length; a small transparent membrane join base of dorsal and anal fins to base of caudal fin (Ref. 56201).
Biology:  Usually found in estuaries. Juveniles are abundant on shallow sand banks (Ref. 3200).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.07.10
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.03.15

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