Manyband Sole, Zebrias scalaris Gomon 1987


Other Names: Many-band Sole, Manybanded Sole, Many-banded Sole

Manyband Sole, Zebrias scalaris. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale brown sole with 16-24 darker almost parallel bands across the body and caudal-fin base, bands of equal width or slightly narrower than pale interspaces and usually distinct, though not sharply demarcated from interspaces.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Zebrias scalaris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 May 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1018

Manyband Sole, Zebrias scalaris Gomon 1987

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Distribution

Endemic to south-eastern Australia from Fraser Island, Queensland, to Great Oyster Bay, Tasmania, and Cape Woolamai, Victoria.

Features

Dorsal fin 75-82; Anal fin 60-69; Lateral-line scales 74-86. 
Eyes separated by narrow scaly, interorbital space. Pectoral fins rudimentary, of similar size and form, continuous with opercular membrane to a form short tubular structure; length of rays less than half eye diameter. 

Size

Reaches a length of 200 mm. 

Colour

Pale with 16-24 parallel darker bands crossing body and base of caudal fin, bands of equal breadth or slightly narrower than interspaces and usually distinct, though not sharply demarcated from interspaces.

Similar Species

The similar Duskybanded Sole, Zebrias penescalaris, differs from Z. scalaris in having fewer lateral-line scales (67-76, vs 79-86 in Z. scalaris, one specimen with 74 scales), generally fewer dorsal-fin rays (70-76, vs 75-82 in Z. scalaris, one specimen of Z. penscalaris with 80 scales), and less definition in the body banding.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin scalaris (= ladder), in reference to the rung-like bands traversing the body.

Species Citation

Zebrias scalaris Gomon 1987, Mem. Mus. Vict. 48(1): 21. [Replacement name for Synaptura fasciata Macleay 1882, secondarily preoccupied in Zebrias by Solea fasciata Basilewsky 1855]. Type locality: Port Jackson, New South Wales.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Manyband Sole, Zebrias scalaris Gomon 1987

References


Gomon, M.F. 1987. New Australian Fishes. Part 6. New species of Lepidotrigla (Triglidae), Choerodon (Labridae) and Zebrias (Soleidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 48(1): 17-23 fig. 1. DOI https://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.1987.48.06 Open access

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Soleidae. pp. 860-865, figs 761-763 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. 

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Family Soleidae. pp. 817-821 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) 

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. 

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania. Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. (as Zebrias fasciatus)

Macleay, W.J. 1882. Notes on the Pleuronectidae of Port Jackson with descriptions of two hitherto unobserved species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 7(1): 11-15 (as Synaptura fasciata)

Munroe, T.A. 2001. Soleidae, Cynoglossidae. pp. 3878-3901 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. 

Norman, J.R. 1926. A report on the flatfishes (Heterosomata) collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour, with a synopsis of the flatfishes of Australia and a revision of the subfamily Rhombosoleinae. Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. Endeavour 1909-1914 5(5): 219-308 figs 1-15 (as Brachirus fasciatus)

Stephens, H.R. 2010. Taxonomic revision of the flatfish genera Zebrias Jordan and Snyder, 1900 and Pseudaesopia Chabanaud, 1934 with notes on Aesopia Kaup, 1858 (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae). unpublished PhD thesis. pp. i-xix, 1-290, figs

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 (as Haplozebrias fasciatus)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37462010

Depth:13-60 m

Habitat:Soft bottom areas

Max Size:20 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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