Solea aegyptiaca Chabanaud, 1927
Egyptian sole
photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  65 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 100 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea: Tunisia to Egypt, Suez Canal, southern extremity of the Adriatic Sea. Recorded from Lake Quarum in Egypt. Often confused with the sympatric Solea vulgaris Quensel 1806, a junior synonym of Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758).
Biology:  On soft bottom in coastal waters. Feeds on benthic invertebrates, e.g., cnidarians, polychaete worms, and bivalves.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.07.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 07.04.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 22.03.95

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