Dwarf sole

The Dwarf sole lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 6 - 10 m environment.

This dwarf sole has been named Aseraggodes heemstrai after Phil Heemstra who collected most of the specimens over the last decade as part of the Fishwatch programme using funding from SAPPI. More

This new dwarf sole, Aseraggodes heemstrai, has just been described by Jack Randall (Hawaii) and Ofer Gon (SAIAB, Grahamstown) using 5 specimens from Aliwal Shoal, 2 specimens from Sodwana Bay and one from Protea Bank. More

I am cycling the tank with 4 Dwarf Sole (1"-2" in size). My salinity levels are now 1.012 and I will be increasing it gradually till I reach 1.023(to acclimate the sole). I am using Florida wellwater with a PH of 8.0 combined with "instant ocean". More

The Dwarf Sole are out as soon as I get the tank cycled. My sand bed ranges from 2"- 4" deep. I was told that the sand is great for developing benificial bacterial colonies. More

Common names

Dwarf sole in English
Dwerg-tongvis in Afrikaans
Otome-ushinoshita in Japanese (日本語)
Smith's sole in English
副拟鳎 in Mandarin Chinese
副擬鰨 in Mandarin Chinese
拟鳎 in Mandarin Chinese
擬鰨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Soleidae
Genus : Aseraggodes
Species : Aseraggodes xenicus
Authority : Matsubara & Ochiai, 1963