Solea ovata   Richardson,  1846 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Soleidae

Image copyrights: Shao, KT

Description
Size: 8-10 cm.

Color: Olive/brown with spots and black blotches on eyed side of body and fins; deep black blotches on outer two-thirds of pectoral fins.

Body ovate and flat with small ctenoid (rough) scales on both sides. Eyes on right side, separated by a small concave space. Snout obtusely pointed with series of short cutaneous sensory processes on blind side; mouth small, curved, cleft reaching to below anterior half of lower eye. Dorsal and anal fins separated from caudal fin; pectoral fin on eyed side about twice as long as that on blind side; both pelvic fins present.


Synonym (s)
Microbuglossus ovatus (Richardson, 1846)
(Senior synonym)
Solea cantor Cantor, 1849

Common Name (s)
• Ovate Sole (English)
• Sole (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos, amphipods, copepods

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Ayiramthengu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Kerala, Off Calicut INDIA (Record: 1948-1953) (Depth: 3.65-14.63 mts)
• Kerala, Calicut INDIA
• Orissa Coast, INDIA (Record: 1953)
• INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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