Solea bleekeri   Boulenger,  1898 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 44 mm

Color: Body brown with dark spots and specks, right pectoral totally blackish.

Depth 2.4 in SL, 2.6 in TL. Head 4.48 in SL, 4.9 in TL. Eye 4.5 in head. 1.5 in snout. Body ovate and flat with ctenoid scales on both sides; eyes on right side, mouth curved, inferior and asymmetrical, rear nostril at front edge of lower eye, snout slightly hooked, dorsal fin beginning on snout, basal half of last dorsal and anal fin rays joined by membrane to caudal base, both pectoral and ventral fins present.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Solea simonensis von Bonde, 1922
Solea turbynei Gilchrist, 1904

Common Name (s)
• Blackhand Sole (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (1993) Further new records of fishes from Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 50-57 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • The barcode of life data systems Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Available at -

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