Cadenat’s sole

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Soleidae

Flat fish. Body oval, elongate, laterally compressed. Head relatively small, pointed anteriorly. Eyes separated by narrow, scaly, interorbital space; blind side of head covered with numerous short papillae; upper eye separated from dorsal profile of head by distance clearly greater than its diameter. Dorsal-fin origin distinctly in front of eyes on anterior profile of head. Posteriormost dorsal -and anal- fin rays with membraneous connection to caudal peduncle; caudal peduncle distinct. Colour: ocular-side body reddish brown with numerous dark brown and smaller white spots; dorsal and anal fins also covered with spots. Ocular-side pectoral fin reddish brown with black spot in middle of posterior part of fin. Distal tips of ocular-side pelvic-fin rays white. Blind side whitish. Maximum size to 18 cm standard length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Zunge
Portugal: 
Linguado
UK: 
Cadenat’s sole
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
WZA
Scientific name: 
Pegusa cadenati
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean