Solea

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Solea?

Solea is a genus of flatfishes in the family Soleidae.

The most well-known species in this genus is the common sole, or Dover sole (Solea solea), which is prized as a food fish and has a wide distribution in the northern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

Solea is a genus of fascinating and valuable flatfishes that have adapted well to their benthic lifestyle.

They are among the most diverse and widespread groups of flatfishes in the world.

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What is the animal Solea known for?

Solea is a genus of flatfishes in the family Soleidae.
They are commonly known as soles and are found in temperate and tropical seas around the world.

Some of the characteristics that make Solea fishes notable are:
  • They have both eyes on the right side of their body, which allows them to bury themselves in the sand or mud and wait for prey.

  • It is highly valued as food fishes, especially the common sole (Solea solea), also known as Dover sole or black sole.

  • They can change their colour and pattern to match their surroundings, making them difficult to spot by predators and prey.

  • Solea has a long and slender body, with a small mouth and a rounded tail.
    They can grow up to 70 cm (28 in) in length, depending on the species.

  • The eggs hatch into larvae that look like normal fish, but they undergo a metamorphosis when they are about one centimeter long, and become flatfishes.

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