Deepsea sole

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Deepsea sole
Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Embassichthys
D. S. Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Species: E. bathybius
Binomial name
Embassichthys bathybius
(C. H. Gilbert, 1890)

The deepsea sole, Embassichthys bathybius, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a bathydemersal fish that lives on muddy bottoms at depths of between 41 and 1,800 metres (135 and 5,906 ft), though it is most often found at depths of 500 to 950 metres (1,640 to 3,120 ft). Its native habitat is the northern Pacific, from Japan to the Gulf of Alaska and down the Pacific coasts of Canada and the USA as far south as Mexico. It grows up to 47 centimetres (19 in) in length.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Ranier; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (5 June 2009). "Embassichthys bathybius". Fishbase. Retrieved 2009-06-30.