Actinopterygii (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 / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 26 m (Ref. 13070). Tropical
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).
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands.
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00502 - 0.02394), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .