Microchirus theophila (Risso, 1810)
Bastard sole
Microchirus theophila
photo by FAO

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  46 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 40 - 380 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Mauritania and Canary Islands (Santa Cruz and Tenerife); extending into the northeast Atlantic from Portugal and southwest of Great Britain.
Biology:  Occurs on sand or muddy sand bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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