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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae
Genus: Achirus
Lacépède, 1802
Type species
Pleuronectes achirus

Achirus is a genus of American soles native to tropical and subtropical parts of the Americas. They are mainly found in coastal areas, including salt and brackish water, but some species are found in fresh water.


Achirus achirus
Achirus linetus
Achirus mazatlanus

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Achirus in FishBase. October 2012 version.