Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Aseraggodes: Greek, aggos, -eos, -ous = vessel, uterus, carapace of a crab + Greek, aseros, -a, -on = to remove the appetite (Ref. 45335); lateralis: Name from Latin word 'lateralis', referring to the distinct pigmented lateral line in life. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 9 m (Ref. 57560), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57560)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 58 - 59. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 77-78: anal rays 58-59. Lateral-line scales 78-83. Vertebrae 37-38; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 12. Body depth 2.0-2.4 in SL; head length (HL) 3.9-4.15 in SL: eye diameter 6.1-6.35 in HL; upper eye from directly above lower eye to overlapping anterior two-thirds of lower eye; interorbital space equal to one-half to three-fourths eye diameter. Caudal peduncle absent. Upper lip not overhanging lower jaw when mouth closed. Very fine cirri on ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with ventral third of upper eye> Longest dorsal ray 1.8 in HL; caudal fin rounded to slightly pointed; its length 4.7-5.25 in SL; longest pelvic ray 3.1-3.2 in HL, the tip reaching base of second anal ray. Ocular side mottled brown: scale edges dark brown to black; large irregular blackish blotches, the most prominent comprising 4 below base of dorsal fin. 3 on lateral line, and 2 above posterior half of anal fin. Lateral line as a broken black line (Ref. 57560).
Collected from rock and sand bottom of a protected bay and steep rocky slope with no sand (Ref. 57560).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2005. A review of soles of the genus Aseraggodes from the South Pacific, with descriptions of seven new species and a diagnosis of Synclidopus. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 62(2):191-212. (Ref. 57560)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00466 - 0.02049), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .