Freshwater sole

The Freshwater sole lives in the demersal, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

The Freshwater Sole pictured here is a freshwater member of a family that occurs worldwide. Most sole fish species of live in the ocean but a few smaller ones live in fresh or brackish water. More

freshwater, most of the species traded as freshwater soles in fact move freely between fresh and brackish (and even fully marine) waters. Adult hogchoker soles, for example, can be found far out to sea as well as hundreds of miles up rivers. More

You can tell if they're the true freshwater sole if they have - no paddle tail - a mottled underside. They look like the freshwater ones to me. Chris0203Jul 22 2007, 02:28 PM They look pretty cool. More

freshwater sole or flatfish, is the only freshwater representative of this family in Africa and lives primarily in the upper Benue (Welcomme 1986a). More

about 3 truely freshwater soles but been told elswere that there is only one. A bit of clarification on the subject would be greatly appreciated, and if possible the common and scientific name(s) of the true fresh water species. More

Freshwater Soles are an interesting fish that will add variety and interest to any aquarium. More

Freshwater soles are all pretty similar in appearance. They are obviously very flat, but do notice that the compression is different to that of a freshwater stingray, for example. More

Common names

Freshwater sole in English
Lenguado in Spanish (español)
lenguado-redondo in sp
sole in English
Sole fluviatile in French (français)
Suela in sp
Suela fluvial in Spanish (español)
河三鰭鰨 in Mandarin Chinese
河三鳍鳎 in Mandarin Chinese
河无臂鳎 in Mandarin Chinese
河無臂鰨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Achiridae
Genus : Trinectes
Species : Trinectes fluviatilis
Authority : Meek and Hildebrand, 1928