Zebra Sole, Zebrias quagga (Kaup 1858)

Other Names: Quagga Sole

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Zebra Sole, Zebrias quagga (Kaup 1858)

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Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Sydney, New South Wales. Inhabits shallow coastal sandy and muddy areas. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical Indo-west Pacific.


Feeds mostly on benthic invertebrates. 

Species Citation

Aesopia quagga Kaup 1858, Archiv für Naturgeschichte 24(1): 98. Type locality: Bombay (Mumbai), India.


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Zebra Sole, Zebrias quagga (Kaup 1858)


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37462004

Depth:0-40 m

Habitat:Sandy & muddy areas

Max Size:15 cm TL

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