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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae American soles

Genus: Achirus

(See list of species below)



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9 species
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Achirus achirus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Achirus achirus
[Drab sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Achirus declivis Chabanaud, 1940

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Achirus declivis
[Plainfin sole]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Achirus klunzingeri (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Achirus klunzingeri
[Brown sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 33.1 cm TL
Achirus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Achirus lineatus
[Lined sole]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Achirus mazatlanus (Steindachner, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Achirus mazatlanus
[Mazatlan sole]
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Max. Length 9.0 cm SL

 
Achirus mucuri
[American sole]



South America
Max. Length 10.6 cm
Achirus novoae Cervigón, 1982

Photo by Photo by Böttner, M.
 
Achirus novoae
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Achirus scutum (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Achirus scutum
[Network sole]
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Achirus zebrinus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Achirus achirus Drab sole Western Central Atlantic 37 TL 1758
Achirus declivis Plainfin sole Western Atlantic 18.7 TL 1940
Achirus klunzingeri Brown sole Eastern Central Pacific 23 TL 1880
Achirus lineatus Lined sole Western Atlantic 33.1 TL 1758
Achirus mazatlanus Mazatlan sole Eastern Pacific 22.5 TL 1869
Achirus mucuri American sole South America 9.0 SL 2009
Achirus novoae South America 10.6 1982
Achirus scutum Network sole Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL 1862
Achirus zebrinus Southeast Pacific 1936



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