Species Description. The lined sole, Achirus lineatus, is a member of Family Achiridae, the American soles. Previously it was included within. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Achirus lineatus (Linnaeus, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at. Captive care information for the Lined Sole, Achirus lineatus.

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Small fish like bumble bee gobies may be eaten. Within the Achiridae, the absence of vertical body bars should be sufficient to distinguish A. Fresh water sole Ljneatus Peaceful with fish which are to big to be eaten. Juveniles have a brief planktonic life, moving quickly to the benthic stage. This species feeds on worms, crustaceans and small fishes, and occurs mainly in brackish or hypersaline lagoons, or on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries, as well as the littoral zone.

An ideal set up for Achirus lineatus should have subdued lighting and soft sand as a substrate which will allow them to safely bury themselves with just their eyes visible. Information at a glance pH: The IUCN have not evaluated Achirus lineatus so the health of the wild population is largely unknown.

Fish, Tanks and Ponds

Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Argentina. The right-eyed flounders of family Pleuronectidae typically inhabit colder waters than A. Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: Individuals have been collected in near-fresh ,ineatus from the upper portions of the St.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Manual de peixes marinhos do sudeste do Brasil. The lined sole Achirus lineatus is a ray-finned flatfish found in the Western Atlantic.

In captivity their diet should include lots of meaty items such as lance fish, krill, squid, shell fish. Its growth rate is relatively slow. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Keep them either on their own or with other lineeatus brackish species such as Scats, Monos, and Archer fish. But they are easily bullied by nippy fish such as puffers. Commonly, it is caught in the Western Atlantic bight: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Breeding Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity. Lined soles are rarely found where the salinity is below 15 parts per thousand approximately – SG: The Peterson Field Guide Series.

Lined Sole, Achirus lineatus — Fish, Tanks and Ponds

Achirus lineatus Linnaeus Wikimedia Commons has media related to Achirus lineatus. It hides itself in the substrate, leaving its eyes uncovered to view prey and predators.

Ideally they should be kept between SG 1. Compatibility Peaceful with fish which are to big to be eaten. They are not widely collected or fished for although they are caught as by-catch where they are regarded llineatus junk fish. Reproduction appears to occur year-round, at least in some portions of the animal’s range. Dried food is unlikely to be accepted. Achirus lineatus Top side Underside Conservation status.

Pleuronectes lineatus Pleuronectes nigricans.


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In their natural environment they are thought to breed year round, the fry spend some time swimming as plankton while their left eye migrates to the new top side acgirus the fish lineayus settling to a life on the bottom and they are quite slow growing. Views Read Edit View history. Additional information Lined soles are rarely found where the salinity is below 15 parts per thousand approximately – SG: Despite being called fresh water soles they are almost never found in fresh water.

Careful examination allows A. It can easily disguise itself in the environment and can be linextus with reefs and be found at depths to 20 m.

They will not live for very long in fresh water. Achirus lineatus is often sold as “fresh water sole” this a poor and misleading name because this is a brackish water species.

The best time to feed them is just after the lights have been switched off, they are nocturnal feeders and they may miss out on being fed if food is provided through the day time only. When cared for properly they are hardy and long lived. Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the littoral zone. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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