Ocellated wedge sole

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Soleidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. It has an oval and elongated body. Its main difference with wedge sole (Dicologlossa cuneata) is its reddish-brown coloration, with dark transverse bands and six dark ocelli along the dorsal and anal fins on its ocular face (three on each side). Maximum length: 20 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Zunge
Italy: 
Sogliola atlantica
Portugal: 
Linguado-de-seis- olhos
UK: 
Ocellated wedge sole
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
DHZ
Scientific name: 
Dicologlossa hexophthalma
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea