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Biology

Flatfish with oval and asymmetric body (eyes on the right side). Interradial membrane on the pectoral fin on the eyeside is of black colour(A). This feature distinguishes it from common sole (Solea soled), which has a big black compact spot on the posterior side of this fin. In the Atlantic, from the Gulf of Biscay to the coasts of Senegal. Less frequent in the Western Meditarranean.A predominantly littoral species. Benthonic marine species living in sandy or muddy bottoms, off coastal areas up to100 m depth and in brackish lakes.Feeds basically on benthonic invertebrate, such as larvae from polychaets andbivalve molluscs. Also on small crustaceans.Sexual maturity is reached when size is 30 cm. Spawning happens beween the months of March until June.

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