Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||607||Public Records:||208|
|Specimens with Sequences:||524||Public Species:||33|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||415||Public BINs:||32|
|Species With Barcodes:||68|
The true soles are a family, Soleidae, of flatfishes, and include species that live in salt water and fresh water. They are bottom-dwelling fishes feeding on small crustaceans and other invertebrates. Other flatfishes are also known as soles.
Soles begin life as bilaterally symmetric larvae, with an eye on each side of the head. But during development the left eye moves around onto the right side of the head. Adult soles lie on their left (blind) side on the sea floor, often covered in mud which, in combination with their dark colours, makes them hard to spot.
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