Dicologlossa cuneata (Moreau, 1881)
Wedge sole
photo by FAO

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 460 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-90; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 65-77; Vertebrae: 43-45. Brownish grey with small dark spots; pectorals blackish with pale margin (Ref. 3200).
Biology:  Inhabits mainly sandy or sand-mud bottoms (Ref. 27121). Feeds on a wide range of small bottom-living organisms, mainly crustaceans, polychaete worms, bivalve mollusks, etc. (Ref. 4710). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27121.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.10.04
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.04.98

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