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Lepidopsetta bilineata (Ayres, 1855)
Southern Rock Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #7292)

Source: Distribution of Lepidopsetta bilineata as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65 - 82; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 50 - 65; Vertebrae: 39 - 42. Dorsal origin over forward part of eye. Caudal with posterior margin a broad 'V'. Pectorals small and may be asymmetrical (Ref. 6885). Blind side white, with glossy highlights along myotome margins, increasing anteriorly. Pores: supraorbital 3-9; preopercular 5-7; lateral line 70-91. Interorbital space narrow (Ref. 37594).

Source: FishBase. Orr, J.W. and A.C Matarese. 2000 . (Ref. 37594)


Species Biology

Occurs over sand and gravel substrates to depths of 339 m; larvae collected over depths less than 1,000 m (Ref. 37594). Feeds on mollusks, polychaete worms, crustaceans, brittle stars, and fishes (Ref. 6885). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 575 m (Ref. 6793), usually 0 - 183 m (Ref. 6885). Climate: temperate; 67°N - 34°N, 124°E - 119°W

Source: FishBase. Orr, J.W. and A.C Matarese. 2000 . (Ref. 37594)



North Pacific: Baja California to the eastern Aleutian Islands and extreme southeastern Bering Sea.

Source: FishBase. Orr, J.W. and A.C Matarese. 2000 . (Ref. 37594)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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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 8:51:04 AM]
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