Aseraggodes winterbottomi Randall & Desoutter-Meniger, 2007
Negros sole
Aseraggodes winterbottomi
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  4.63 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 4 - 26 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 67-71; Anal soft rays: 49-51; Vertebrae: 35-35. Description: Characterized by mottled brown color with widely scattered, large dark brown blotches; dorsal rays branched except first 9-16 rays; all anal rays branched; caudal rays 18; pectoral fins absent; lateral line of eyed side unbranched with 69-72 scales, including 6-7 anterior to upper end of gill opening; absence of caudal peduncle; ctenoid scales; tubular anterior nostril reaching or extending to beyond anterior edge of eye when laid back; fully scaled ocular side of snout, obscured upper lip; pelvic fins reaching base of third anal ray, longest ray 11.1-11.4 % SL; depth of body 2.4-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Specimens collected on sand in 4.5-15 m depth (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 02 March 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.06.08
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.07.13

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