Peacock sole

The Peacock sole lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 40 m environment.

Peacock soles on Singapore shores - Chek Jawa, Jul 05 more photos of peacock soles on Singapore shores - More

decorative Peacock sole is actually hard to spot. It has glands that secrete a substance that seems to repel sharks! More about this fish on the wildfacts sheets on wildsingapore. More

The southern peacock sole, Pardachirus hedleyi , is a well camouflaged, flat bodied, bottom dweller. Dark edged white blotches and a series of darker blotches cover the top surface, the underneath is plain, colours can change quickly. Both eyes are together. More

Common names

Dapa in Tagalog
davilai in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Lidah in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Malad-palad in Davawenyo
Minami-ushinoshita in Japanese (日本語)
Pacific sole in Unknown
Paepangge pana in Gela
Påfugletunge in Danish (dansk)
peacock sole in English
Peenan in Kumak
Riikinkukkoantura in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sole ocellée in French (français)
眼斑豹鰨 in Mandarin Chinese
眼斑豹鳎 in Mandarin Chinese
豹鰨 in Mandarin Chinese
豹鳎 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Soleidae
Genus : Pardachirus
Species : Pardachirus pavoninus
Authority : Lacep