Synaptura marginata Boulenger, 1900
White-margined sole
Synaptura marginata
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Channel to Natal, South Africa. Also known from Japan (Ref. 3200) and the Philippines (Ref. 9494).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 70-76; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 54-63; Vertebrae: 46-46. Dark brown, sometimes with darker specks; dorsal and anal fins with pale edges; right pectoral fin blackish (Ref. 3200).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coastal waters. Feeds mainly on bottom-living invertebrates. Marketed fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.04.93
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.10.08
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 05.03.94

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