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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae American soles

Genus: Trinectes

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10 species
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Trinectes fimbriatus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes fimbriatus
[Fringed sole]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm
Trinectes fluviatilis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Trinectes fluviatilis
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Trinectes fonsecensis (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes fonsecensis
[Spottedfin sole]
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Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Trinectes hubbsbollinger
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trinectes inscriptus (Gosse, 1851)

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Trinectes inscriptus
[Scrawled sole]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Trinectes maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Durie, C.
 
Trinectes maculatus
[Hogchoker]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm TL
Trinectes microphthalmus (Chabanaud, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Trinectes microphthalmus
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trinectes opercularis (Nichols & Murphy, 1944)

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Trinectes opercularis
[Spottedcheek sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Trinectes paulistanus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Trinectes paulistanus
[Slipper sole]



Eastern Central Pacific

Trinectes xanthurus Walker & Bollinger, 2001

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Trinectes xanthurus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trinectes fimbriatus Fringed sole Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1862
Trinectes fluviatilis Eastern Pacific 5 1928
Trinectes fonsecensis Spottedfin sole Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL 1862
Trinectes hubbsbollinger South America 7.0 SL 2012
Trinectes inscriptus Scrawled sole Western Atlantic 15 TL 1851
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1801
Trinectes microphthalmus Western Atlantic 9.4 TL 1928
Trinectes opercularis Spottedcheek sole Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1944
Trinectes paulistanus Slipper sole Western Atlantic 20.5 TL 1915
Trinectes xanthurus Eastern Central Pacific 2001



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