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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Heteromycteris

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Heteromycteris capensis Kaup, 1858

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Heteromycteris capensis
[Cape sole]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Heteromycteris hartzfeldii (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Heteromycteris hartzfeldii
[Hook-nosed sole]
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Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Heteromycteris japonicus
[Bamboo sole]
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Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Heteromycteris matsubarai
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Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Heteromycteris oculus (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Heteromycteris oculus
[Eyed sole]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Heteromycteris proboscideus (Chabanaud, 1925)

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Heteromycteris proboscideus
[True sole]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heteromycteris capensis Cape sole Southeast Atlantic 15 TL 1858
Heteromycteris hartzfeldii Hook-nosed sole Western Pacific 20 SL 1853
Heteromycteris japonicus Bamboo sole Northwest Pacific 13.5 SL 1846
Heteromycteris matsubarai Western Pacific 13 SL 1963
Heteromycteris oculus Eyed sole Indo-West Pacific. 15 TL 1889
Heteromycteris proboscideus True sole Southeast Atlantic 10 TL 1925



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