Trinectes inscriptus (Gosse, 1851)
Scrawled sole
photo by FAO

Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Venezuela; absent from Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits clear waters of oceanic islands; also in bays and mangrove-lined lagoons along continental coasts, on sandy-muddy bottoms (Ref. 5217). Feeds on invertebrates. Sexually mature after two years. Females are bigger than males (Ref. 35237).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 August 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 16.04.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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