Synaptura commersonnii (Lacep├Ęde, 1802)
Commerson's sole
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
 Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf, west coast of India and Sri Lanka; also off Mauritius and Seychelles. Also east coast of India to the Malay Archipelago.
 Biology:  Inhabits mainly sand and mud bottoms in coastal waters. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates, especially small crustaceans. Marketed fresh, frozen, and dried-salted.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.95
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Munroe, Thomas - 06.10.95

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