Synapturichthys kleinii (Risso, 1827)
Klein's sole
Synapturichthys kleinii
photo by Horst, D.

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 20 - 460 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: Mediterranean south to Durban, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-92; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 63-72; Vertebrae: 46-47. Brownish with irregular white or dark lines, spots and ocelli; fins blackish (Ref. 3200).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms; mainly in shallow water (Ref. 3200).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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