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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae American soles

Genus: Gymnachirus

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Gymnachirus melas Nichols, 1916

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Gymnachirus melas
[North American naked sole]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gymnachirus nudus Kaup, 1858

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Gymnachirus nudus
[Naked sole]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Gymnachirus texae (Gunter, 1936)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnachirus texae
[Gulf of Mexico fringed sole]
3 Species of Family Achiridae with Genus Gymnachirus
(American soles)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1916 Gymnachirus melas North American naked sole Western Atlantic 22 TL
1858 Gymnachirus nudus Naked sole Western Atlantic 15 TL
1936 Gymnachirus texae Gulf of Mexico fringed sole Western Atlantic 14 TL



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