Australian Sole, Aseraggodes corymbus Randall & Bartsch 2007


A preserved specimen of Aseraggodes corymbus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A poorly known brownish sole with groups of small dark brown spots and short lines forming three series of large indistinct dark blotches - one each along the dorsal, midlateral, and ventral areas of the eyed-side, pale yellowish fins except for a basal dark brown streak on several posterior dorsal and anal fin-rays.

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Bray, D.J. 2023, Aseraggodes corymbus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4875

Australian Sole, Aseraggodes corymbus Randall & Bartsch 2007

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Distribution

Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, from east of the Wellesley Islands to Karumba.

Size

Dorsal in 72-75; Anal fin 52-59; Vertebrae 38; Lateral-line scales 70-75.
Body slender, depth 2.75 in SL; caudal peduncle absent; head short, 5.1 in SL; eye small, eyeball diameter 7.6 in HL; tubular anterior nostril short, broad, not tapering; lateral line on eyed-side of head with 3 short branches.
Dorsal pterygiophores anterior to fourth neural spine 9-10; longest dorsal ray 1.55 in HL; caudal fin 4.15 in SL; pelvic fins joined by membrane posteriorly and to base of genital papilla; pelvic fins short, just reaching first anal ray, 2.2 in HL; eye-side pelvic fin anterior to blind-side fin.

Colour

In preservative: eyed-side light brown with groups of small dark brown spots and short lines forming three series of large indistinct dark blotches: dorsal, midlateral, and ventral; fins pale yellowish except for a few posterior dorsal and anal rays with a basal dark brown streak. 

Fisheries

Taken as bycatch in commercial prawn trawls.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin corymbus (= cluster), in reference to the groups of dark markings on the eyed side.

Species Citation

Aseraggodes corymbus Randall & Bartsch 2007, Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin Zoologische Reihe 83(2): 107. Type locality: Gulf of Carpentaria, 17°25'S, 140°10'E, Queensland, Australia, depth 10 m.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2023

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Australian Sole, Aseraggodes corymbus Randall & Bartsch 2007

References


Munroe, T.A. 2021. Aseraggodes corymbus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T158674751A158881334. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T158674751A158881334.en. Accessed on 13 December 2023.

Randall, J.E. & Bartsh, P. 2007. Aseraggodes corymbus, a new soleid fish from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Mitt. Mus. Nat. kd. Bert. Zool. Reihe 83(2): 105-109.

Randall, J.E., Bogorodsky, S.V. & Mal, A.O. 2013.  Four new soles (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) of the genus Aseraggodes from the western Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 8: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1041967

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37462055

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:10-27 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

Max Size:8 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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