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); pelvicus: Name from the Latin word 'pelvis', referring to the long pelvic fins; longest among the species of the genus..
More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
North Central Pacific: Queensland, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57560)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49;
Vertebrae: 36. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 71; anal rays 49. Lateral-line scales 81: Vertebrae 36; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 14. Body depth 2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 4.75 in SL; eye diameter 6.4 in HL; upper eye overlapping anterior half of lower eye; interorbital space narrow, 12.0 in HL. Caudal peduncle present, its depth 1.45 in HL, its length 10.0 in HL. Prominent lappet-like cirri on front of snout and ventral edge of head. Lateral line aligned with dorsal edge of upper eye. Longest dorsal ray 1.25 in HL; membranous edges of anterior dorsal rays with a row of tubercle-like papillae, many with cirri, a few darkly pigmented. Caudal fin rounded and moderately long, 3.4 in SL. Pelvic fins long, 1.6 in HL, the tip of longest ray reaching base of fifth anal ray. Color of ocular side in alcohol pale yellowish brown with numerous irregular pale spots, none as large as eye, many smaller brown blotches and dots, the most conspicuous along middle of lateral line (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. 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 (0.00454 - 0.02011), 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
): 3.4 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).