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Soleichthys serpenpellis  Munroe & Menke, 2004

Snakeskin sole
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) > Soleidae (Soles)
Etymology: Soleichthys: Latin, solea = sandal (shoe) + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  serpenpellis: Name from Latin words 'serpen' for snake and 'pellis' for skin; referring to the distinctive ocular-side pigmentation pattern, reminiscent of a snake-skin colour pattern.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 4 - 9 m (Ref. 76812).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 76-84; Anal soft rays: 64 - 71; Vertebrae: 44 - 46. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: vertebrae 44-46; dorsal-fin rays 76-84; anal-fin rays 64-71, lateral-line scales 83-95; on the ocular surface, a series of 6 incomplete, diamond-shaped crossbands that are widest in their mid-sections and wider than respective interspaces between crossbands, and small, brown spots scattered in the interspaces between these crossbands; 3 crossbands on the head; 2 white spots in longitudinal series along the midline of the ocular-side body; 2 elongated ocular side pectoral-fin rays of nearly equal length or with the second fin ray longer than the first; small scales present on bases and proximal halves of elongated ocular-side pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 76812).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Munroe, T.A. and S.B. Menke, 2004. Two new soleid flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae: Soleichthys) from Australian waters, with a re-description of Soleichthys microcephalus (Günther). Rec. Aust. Mus. 56:247-258. (Ref. 76812)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00509 - 0.02362), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .