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Limanda aspera (Pallas, 1814)
Yellowfin Sole
Family: Pleuronectidae
Photo of species

© Bret Jagger  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #511)

Source: Distribution of Limanda aspera as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 61 - 69; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 48 - 58; Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Dorsal origin above posterior part of eye. Caudal rounded at edges. Pectorals bluntly pointed.

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193)


Species Biology

Feeds on hydroids, worms, mollusks, and brittle stars (Ref. 6885). Marketed frozen and eaten fried, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 700 m (Ref. 50593), usually ? - 91 m (Ref. 2850). Climate: temperate; 67°N - 35°N, 130°E - 125°W

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193)



North Pacific: Korea and the Sea of Japan to the Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, and Barkley Sound, Canada. Reported from the Alaskan Beaufort Sea (Ref. 28503).

Source: FishBase. Cooper, J.A. and F Chapleau. 1998 . (Ref. 30193)

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 8:32:42 AM]
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