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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Microchirus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Microchirus azevia (de Brito Capello, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Microchirus azevia
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Microchirus boscanion (Chabanaud, 1926)

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Microchirus boscanion
[Lusitanian sole]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Microchirus frechkopi Chabanaud, 1952

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Microchirus frechkopi
[Frechkop's sole]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Microchirus ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Guerrieri, S.
 
Microchirus ocellatus
[Foureyed sole]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm SL
Microchirus theophila (Risso, 1810)

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Microchirus theophila
[Bastard sole]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Microchirus variegatus (Donovan, 1808)

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Microchirus variegatus
[Thickback sole]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Microchirus wittei Chabanaud, 1950

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Microchirus wittei
[Banded sole]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Microchirus azevia Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1867
Microchirus boscanion Lusitanian sole Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1926
Microchirus frechkopi Frechkop's sole Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1952
Microchirus ocellatus Foureyed sole Eastern Central Atlantic 20 TL 1758
Microchirus theophila Bastard sole Eastern Central Atlantic 46 SL 1810
Microchirus variegatus Thickback sole Northeast Atlantic 35 SL 1808
Microchirus wittei Banded sole Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1950



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