Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Dagetichthys: After Daget, French malacologist; he studied African fishes and Bivalves.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: only known from Benue basin in Cameroon (Ref. 57416).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7395)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 34 - 36;
Vertebrae: 25 - 28. Diagnosis: flat and asymmetric body; eyes located on right side of head, except in reversed individuals; preopercle covered with scales, but still visible (shining through the scales) (Ref. 57416). No scales on opercle (Ref. 80029). Mouth small, more or less arched and inferior; dorsal and anal fins lacking spinous rays and united by membrane to caudal fin which is well defined; pectoral fins present on both sides, but reduced ; pelvic fins well separate from each other, with single ray; only straight part of lateral line visible; body covered with ctenoid scales (Ref. 57416).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Desoutter, M., 1986. Soleidae. p. 430-431. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6805)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [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
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .