Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); kruppi: Named for Dr. Fareed Krupp, in recognition of his research on fishes, especially in the Red Sea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 2 m (Ref. 95111). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Saudi Arabia and Eritrea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95111)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 39;
Vertebrae: 32. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 58; A 39; caudal rays 18; lateral-line scales 68 (including 8 anterior to upper end of gill opening); vertebrae 32; dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 15; body depth 2.6 in SL; head length 3.65 in SL; snout length 3.05 in head length; with a row of 13 lappet-like cirri on ventral margin of head; with caudal peduncle, its depth 6.4 in head length; caudal fin rounded, 3.7 in SL; longest dorsal ray 1.6 in head length; colour in alcohol pale beige, scales narrowly rimmed with brown; 3 longitudinal rows of diffuse dark brown blotches on body; unmarked fins; color when fresh pale yellow, the dark markings more heavily pigmented; head and body with large irregular white blotches, varying from nearly round (most larger than eye) to vermiculate; median fins with transparent membranes, the rays yellowish, spotted with dark brown and white; dorsal and anal fins with a row of large irregular white blotches on about basal half; pelvic fins are white; lips and eyes whitish, the pupils rimmed in light yellow; cirri ventrally on head white (Ref. 95111).
This species was collected from sand in an isolated patch reef about 3 m in diameter, about 100 m from shore on the sheltered east side of a small island near the coast of Saudi Arabia and it was about 15 m from the steep outer-reef slope (Ref. 95111).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., S.V. Bogorodsky and O. Mal, 2013. Four new soles (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) of the genus Aseraggodes from the western Indian Ocean. J. Ocean. Sci. Found. 8:1-17. (Ref. 95111)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00344 - 0.03341), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .