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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Soleidae Soles

Genus: Synaptura

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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Synaptura albomaculata Kaup, 1858

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
Synaptura albomaculata
[Kaup's sole]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Synaptura cadenati Chabanaud, 1948

Photo by FAO
Synaptura cadenati
[Guinean sole]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Synaptura commersonnii (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Synaptura commersonnii
[Commerson's sole]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Synaptura marginata Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Shao, K.T.
Synaptura marginata
[White-margined sole]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

Synaptura megalepidoura
No picture found
Max. Length 15 cm TL

Synaptura salinarum
[Saltpan sole]
6 Species of Family Soleidae with Genus Synaptura
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1858 Synaptura albomaculata Kaup's sole Indian Ocean 30 TL
1948 Synaptura cadenati Guinean sole Eastern Central Atlantic 35 TL
1802 Synaptura commersonnii Commerson's sole Indo-West Pacific 32 TL
1900 Synaptura marginata White-margined sole Indo-West Pacific 50 TL
1934 Synaptura megalepidoura Western Central Pacific 24.3 SL
1910 Synaptura salinarum Saltpan sole Oceania 15 TL

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