Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Soleidae
Etymology: Dagetichthys: After Daget, French malacologist; he studied African fishes and Bivalves.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
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).
Africa: only known from Benue basin in Cameroon (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. 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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates in FishBase (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .