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Pegusa impar  (Bennett, 1831)

Adriatic sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Soleidae (Soles)
Etymology: Pegusa: The old name of the Cnidus, the city in Asia minos where the Atheniasn defeated Spartans in a naval battle near 394 BC.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 80 m (Ref. 95541).   Subtropical; 46°N - 12°N, 18°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean Sea and from Gibraltar southward to Senegal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 20 - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 32766)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 4537).

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15.1 - 21.3, mean 18.8 (based on 186 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00875 - 0.03297), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.55; tm=3; tmax=12).
Prior r = 0.65, 2 SD range = 0.42 - 1.00, log(r) = -0.43, SD log(r) = 0.21, Based on: 2 K, 1 tgen, 1 tmax, records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.