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); crypticus: Name from Greek 'krypto' meaning hide or conceal, in reference to the
concealment provided by the very mottled colour pattern. More on authors: Randall & Allen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 15 - 25 m (Ref. 84924), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: Christmas Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84924)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56 - 59;
Vertebrae: 37. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 76-79 and A 56-59, all dorsal and anal rays branched except for first few dorsal rays; 70-76 lateral-line scales; 37 vertebrae; 12-13 dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine; body depth 2.2-2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 4.05-4.15 in SL; no caudal peduncle; snout length 2.85-2.9 in HL; eye diameter 5.35-5.9 in HL; interorbital space narrow, 12.4-17.2 in HL; longest dorsal ray 1.6-1.7 in HL; caudal fin 4.15 in SL; pelvic fins not connected to anal fin or genital papilla, reaching base of third anal ray, 1.9-2.0 in HL; most scales of body with 10-12 ctenii that project well beyond scale margin; ocular-side of snout is fully scaled, the scales progressively smaller anteriorly, the ctenii replaced anteriorly by small cirri; when fresh ocular side is mottled pale yellowish and light brown with many irregular dark brown blotches (Ref. 84924).
Inhabits sand bottoms in 15-25 m depth (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and G.R. Allen, 2007. Aseraggodes crypticus, a new sole (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Rec. Western Australian Mus. 24:109-112. (Ref. 84924)
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
): 3.3 ±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 (11 of 100) .