Gymnachirus melas Nichols, 1916
North American naked sole
photo by Flescher, D.

 Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
 Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 73 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to southern Florida in USA, Bahamas, Cayman Islands; also eastern Gulf of Mexico.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 26938). Occurs from shoreline to 183 m depth (Ref. 5521).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 16.04.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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