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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Dahlak Archipelago, Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57561)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 39 - 41. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 58-62; anal rays 39-41; dorsal, anal, and pelvic rays are unbranched; caudal rays 14-16, the rays branched except two on each side; lateral-line scales to above upper end of gill opening 51-64 (an additional count or 8 or 9 might be expected to continue onto head); scales with 10-15 cteni; body depth 2.4-2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 3.6-4.14 in SL; snout length 2.3-2.85 in HL; eye diameter 6.65-8.35 in HL; interorbital space narrow, the width 16-33 in HL; tubular anterior nostril long; caudal peduncle long, about 3.5 in HL; caudal peduncle depth about 1.7 in HL; longest dorsal ray about 1.2 in HL; caudal fin long, about 3.2 in SL; light brown with irregularly arranged brown blotches (Ref. 57561).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and O. Gon, 2006. Review of the soles of the genus Aseraggodes of the Western Indian Ocean, with descrtiptions of three new species. Israel J. Zool. 51:165-190. (Ref. 57561)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00456 - 0.02002), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).