Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Aseraggodes: Greek, aggos, -eos, -ous = vessel, uterus, carapace of a crab + Greek, aseros, -a, -on = to remove the appetite (Ref. 45335). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 26 m (Ref. 13070). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13070); 5.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54 - 61. Caudal peduncle absent. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays with a broad, membranous ridge extending from base of each ray and gradually narrowing to ray tip. Ocular side with prominent dark blotches in 3 rows; the middle one with just 2 blotches, the largest and darkest (Ref. 48239).
Benthic on sand, rubble or reef (Ref. 58302). Often buried in sand in caves. Feeds on small crustaceans (shrimps, crabs, isopods, ostracods, and amphipods, caprellids (Ref. 13070).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1996. Two new soles of the genus Aseraggodes (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pac. Sci. 50(4):427-440. (Ref. 13070)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.9 - 25.6, mean 25.3 °C (based on 32 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00456 - 0.02095), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.56 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .