Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Soleichthys: Latin, solea = sandal (shoe) + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); dori: This species is named in honor of the late Menahem Dor, in recognition of his major contribution to our knowledge of the fish fauna of the Red Sea, and who recorded the first Red Sea specimen of this species. More on authors: Randall & Munroe.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range - 10 m (Ref. 79000), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Red Sea: Gulf of Aqaba and Dahlak Archipelago (Ref. 79000).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79000)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Formerly identified as S. heterorhinos(Bleeker), type locality Ambon, Indonesia, it is separated from this species by its more evenly dark-barred color pattern and having a snout length greater instead of less than the eye diameter. It is most similar in color to an undescribed species from the islands of Micronesia that has also been misidentified as S. heterorhinos, differing mainly by
its lower lateral-line scale count of 98–115 and 50 or 51 vertebrae. S. dori was also differentiated from S. multifasciatus (Kaup), described from one specimen from India, and S. nigrostriolatus (Steindachner and Kner) from Fiji by color and meristics (Ref. 79000).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and T.A. Munroe, 2008. Soleichthys dori, a new sole (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from the Red Sea. Electronic Journal of Ichthyology vol. 2:76-84. (Ref. 79000)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 146 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [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 (23 of 100) .