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Isopsetta isolepis (Lockington, 1880)
Butter Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
Photo of species

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #14939)

Source: Distribution of Isopsetta isolepis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 78 - 92; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 58 - 69; Vertebrae: 39 - 42. Dorsal origin above eye. Caudal rounded. Pectoral small, bluntly pointed.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Biology

Species Biology

Common in shallow water on soft, silty bottom. Moves into shallow water in summer and to deeper water in winter (Ref. 6885). Spawning adults exhibit north-south migrations (Ref. 6885). Feeds on chaetopod marine worms, young herring, shrimps, and sand dollars (Ref. 6885). Environment: demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 20 - 425 m (Ref. 6793) Climate: temperate; 66°N - 32°N

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Bristol Bay in the southeastern Bering Sea and Amchitka Island (Aleutian Islands) to Ventura, California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Pleuronectes isolepis

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General References


Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 9:11:35 AM]
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