Family : Soles ; Inhabits mud or sand bottoms . Feeds on a wide range of small bottom-living organisms , mainly crustaceans (amphipods , shrimps), also polychaete worms and bivalve mollusks. Utilized as a food fish .
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Common Names in Danish:
Båndet Tunge, Stribet tunge
Common Names in English:
Bastard sole, Lucky sole, thickback sole, variegated sole
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Sole-perdix commune, Sole-Perdrix Panach
Common Names in German:
Bastardzunge, Dickr, Dickrückenzunge
Common Names in Greek:
Zonoglosa, Γλώσσα, Ζωνόγλωσσα
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Common Names in Italian:
Lingua di cane, Linguatedda, Palaja de fango, Sfogieto co le fasse, Sogliola fasciata, Sogliola variegata
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Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:
杂色短臂鳎, 杂色鳎, 雜色短臂鰨, 雜色鰨
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Azevia Ra, Azevia raïada, Azevia-raiada
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Golleta, Lenguado, Lenguao, Soldada
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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -3,774 meters (0 to -12,382 feet).
Biome: Marine .
Microchirus (Microchirus) variegatus (Donovan, 1808) • Microchirus variegatus • Monochirus lingula Costa • Monochirus variegatus (Donovan • Pleuronectes fasciatus Nardo • Pleuronectes mangili Risso • Pleuronectes microchirus Delaroche • Pleuronectes variegatus • Pleuronectes variegatus Donovan • Pleuronectes variegatus Donovan, 1808 • Solea variegata (Donovan
Status: Accepted Name
First described: Donovan, E. The natural history of British insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations , their food, oeconomy, &c. together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope, the whole illustrated by coloured figures , designed and executed from living specimens. F.C. & J. Rivington, London 1-?., 1808.
Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 05-Mar-1994
Members of the genus Microchirus
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 7 species and subspecies in this genus:
M. azevia (Ornate Climbing Perch) · M. boscanion (Lusitanian Sole) · M. frechkopi (Frechkop's Sole) · M. ocellatus (Foureyed Sole) · M. theophila (Bastard Sole) · M. variegatus (Variegated Sole) · M. wittei (Banded Sole)
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- A treatise on the common sole (Solea vulgaris), considered both as an organism and as a commodity / prepared for the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; by J.T. Cunningham. Plymouth: The Association, 1890. url p. 25.
- Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). London: BM(NH) url p. 152, p. 153, p. 198.
- Dean bibliography of fishes. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1971-1973. url p. 233, p. 236, p. 290, p. 296, p. 454, p. 477, p. 484, p. 497, p. 654, p. 77.
- Oceanic ichthyology: a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by the steamers "Blake, " "Albatross, " and "Fishhawk" in the northwestern Atlantic, with an atlas con by George Brown Goode and Tarleton H. Bean. Pub. in connection with the National Museum and the Smithsonian institution. 22 1896 Cambridge, U.S.A.: Printed for the Museum, 1896. url p. 536.
- Ontogeny and systematics of fishes: based on an international symposium dedicated to the memory of Elbert Halvor Ahlstrom / sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Dept. of Commerce. [New York?]: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, c1984. url p. 664.
- Smithsonian contributions to knowledge. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1848-1916. url p. 536.
- Special bulletin / Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1892- url p. 536.
- The Trematoda of British fishes. London, Sold by B. Quaritch, 1947. url p. 356.
- The fishes of Great Britain and Ireland / Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1880-1884. url p. 43.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 15, 2012.
Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 20, 2007:
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, A comparison of benthic biodiversity in the North Sea, English Channel and Celtic Seas
- Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies - Trawl Surveys
- Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Ichtyologie
- Senckenberg, Collection Pisces
- UK National Biodiversity Network, Marine Biological Association - Marine survey data
- held by MarLIN.
- University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology, Museum of Zoology, University of Navarra
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 131869
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: Fis-22728
- Fishbase Species ID: 32
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 4490920
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 173026
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 116649
- Quéro, J.-C., M. Desoutter and F. Lagardère (1986). Soleidae. p. 1308-1324. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. [back]
- Mean = -196.800 meters (-645.669 feet), Standard Deviation = 569.000 based on 932 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]