Achirus lineatus

Achirus lineatus
Lined Sole – Achirus lineatus
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FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AchiridaeAchirus lineatus(Linnaeus)1758Lined Sole

Achirus lineatus

Unique Characters: Body covered with scales, skin not very loose. Ocular side of adults without prominent crossbands (crossbands if present, faint and narrow). Interbranchial septum entire, without foramen. Ocular-side pectoral fin rudimentary, normally with a single ray (rarely with 2 or 3 fin rays) or absent altogether; blind-side pectoral fin usually absent (or rarely present, with a single ray)

Similar Species:

Naked Sole
Gymnachirus melas

Hogchoker
Trinectes maculatus

Trinectes maculatus
Hogchoker – Trinectes maculatus

Naked Sole Gymnachirus melas. Head, body and fins lacking scales, and covered with very loose skin. Ocular side of adults usually with prominent dark, relatively wide, crossbands.

Hogchoker Trinectes maculatus. Body covered with scales, skin not very loose. Ocular side of adults without prominent crossbands (crossbands if present, faint and narrow). Interbranchial septum entire, without foramen. Ocular-side pectoral fin rudimentary, normally with a single ray (rarely with 2 or 3 fin rays) or absent altogether; blind-side pectoral fin usually absent (or rarely present, with a single ray).

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