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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially crustaceans. Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted (Ref. 9893).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: including the northern China Sea, Gulf of Thailand, the Philippines and southward to Indonesia, but apparently not to New Guinea and Australia; westward to Pakistan.
  • Munroe, T.A. 2001 Soleidae. Soles. p. 3878-3889. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9893)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9893&speccode=6617 External link.
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Northern Indian Ocean and western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 100 mm TL
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9893))
  • Munroe, T.A. 2001 Soleidae. Soles. p. 3878-3889. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9893)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9893&speccode=6617 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially crustaceans.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Solea ovata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 11 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

TGAGCCGGCATAGTAGGCACGGCCCTA---AGCCTATTAATCCGAGCTGAACTAAGCCAACCAGGCTCCTTACTAGGGGAT---GACCAGATTTATAATGTCATCGTTACTGCACATGCCTTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAGTAATGATTGGAGGGTTCGGAAATTGACTCATCCCCCTAATG---ATCGGAGCCCCAGACATAGCATTTCCACGAATAAACAACATGAGCTTCTGGCTCCTTCCCCCTGCTTTCCTCCTACTTCTTGCATCATCAGTAGTCGAAGCCGGAGCCGGAACAGGGTGAACAGTTTATCCACCTCTATCCAGCAATCTCGCCCATGCAGGCGCATCCGTCGACCTA---ACAATCTTCTCCCTTCACCTAGCAGGTGTGTCATCAATTCTTGGGGCGATCAACTTTATCACAACCATCATTAATATAAAACCCCCTACCATGACAATCTACCAAATGCCTCTATTTGTCTGATCCGTCCTAATTACAGCTGTTCTTCTCCTGCTCTCCCTTCCCGTCCTAGCAGCA---GGAATTACAATGCTCTTAACTGACCGAAACCTCAACACAACCTTCTTCGACCCAGCTGGAGGAGGAGACCCGGTCCTCTATCAACACTTATTCTGATTCTTTGGCCACCCAGAA---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AGT------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Solea ovata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 11
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Munroe, T.A. 2001 Soleidae. Soles. p. 3878-3889. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9893)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9893&speccode=6617 External link.
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