Solea elongata Day, 1877
Elongate sole
photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 8 - 28 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Persian Gulf to the west and east coast of India and Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits shallow sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially small crustaceans.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 August 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 17.07.99

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