Aseraggodes zizette Randall & Desoutter-Meniger, 2007
Mentawai sole
Aseraggodes zizette
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  3.63 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 2 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 66-66; Anal soft rays: 47-47; Vertebrae: 36-36. Description: Characterized by having pale orange brown color in preservative; numerous faint dusky spots (two on lateral line largest and most visible); dorsal rays branched except first 24 rays; anal rays branched except first 8; pectoral fins absent; lateral line of eyed side unbranched with 64 scales, including 6 anterior to upper end of gill opening; very short caudal peduncle; ctenoid scales; tubular anterior nostril reaching anterior edge of lower eye when laid back; diameter of eye 6.3 in HL; depth of body 2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Specimen collected on sand in 0-1.5 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) 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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