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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Synaptura

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Synaptura albomaculata Kaup, 1858

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Synaptura albomaculata
[Kaup's sole]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Synaptura cadenati Chabanaud, 1948

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Synaptura cadenati
[Guinean sole]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Synaptura commersonnii (Lacepède, 1802)

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Synaptura commersonnii
[Commerson's sole]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Synaptura marginata Boulenger, 1900

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Synaptura marginata
[White-margined sole]
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Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

 
Synaptura megalepidoura
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Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Synaptura salinarum
[Saltpan sole]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Synaptura albomaculata Kaup's sole Indian Ocean 30 TL 1858
Synaptura cadenati Guinean sole Eastern Central Atlantic 35 TL 1948
Synaptura commersonnii Commerson's sole Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1802
Synaptura marginata White-margined sole Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1900
Synaptura megalepidoura Western Central Pacific 24.3 SL 1934
Synaptura salinarum Saltpan sole Oceania 15 TL 1910



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