Aseraggodes therese Randall, 1996
Therese's sole
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  6.6 cm SL (male/unsexed); 5.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 26 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 54-61. Caudal peduncle absent. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays with a broad, membranous ridge extending from base of each ray and gradually narrowing to ray tip. Ocular side with prominent dark blotches in 3 rows; the middle one with just 2 blotches, the largest and darkest (Ref. 48239).
Biology:  Benthic on sand, rubble or reef (Ref. 58302). Often buried in sand in caves. Feeds on small crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, isopods, ostracods, and amphipods, caprellids (Ref. 13070).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.06.97
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.01.08

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