Aseraggodes dubius Weber 1913

Aseraggodes dubius at Anilao, Philippines, April 2016. Source: Andrey Ryanskiy / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

An almost uniformly pale sole with a black peritoneum.

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Bray, D.J. 2023, Aseraggodes dubius in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Jul 2024,

Aseraggodes dubius Weber 1913

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North of Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria to west of Cape York, Queensland. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific: Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Java Sea off Indonesia, South China Sea off Hong Kong, Viet Nam, and the Philippines, west throughout the Gulf of Thailand, and south to northern Australia.


Dorsal fin 67–70; Anal fin 46–51; Lateral-line scales 66-70. 
Body oval, compressed; mouth small,  slightly curved with 1-2 rows of tiny teeth on eyed side of upper jaw. Lateral line on eyed side of head unbranched. 
First dorsal-fin ray not prolonged. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays unbranched. Pectoral fins absent. Pelvic fin neither attached nor joined by membrane to genital papilla. Caudal fin separated from dorsal and anal fins.


The specific name is from the Latin dubius (= doubtful).

Species Citation

Aseraggodes dubius Weber 1913, Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 57: 438. Type locality: Java Sea, 6°16.5'S, 114°37'E, Siboga station 319, depth 82 m.


Bray, D.J. 2023


Atlas of Living Australia

Aseraggodes dubius Weber 1913


Kimura, S., Imamura, H., Nguyen, V.Q. & Pham, T.D. (eds) 2018. Fishes of Ha Long Bay, the World Natural Heritage Site in northern Vietnam. Shima (Japan), i-ix + 1-314. 

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

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.

Munroe, T.A. 2021. Aseraggodes dubius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T158876675A158881344. Accessed on 13 December 2023.

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.

Randall, J.E. & Desoutter-Meniger, M. 2007. Review of the soles of the genus Aseraggodes (Pleuronectiformes: Soleidae) from the Indo-Malayan region, with descriptions of nine new species. Cybium 31(3): 301-331.

Weber, M. 1913. Die Fische der Siboga-Expedition. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 57: 1-710 123 figs 12 pls

Weber, M. & de Beaufort, L.F. 1929. The Fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Anacanthini, Allotriognathi, Heterosomata, Berycomorphi, Percomorphi. Leiden : Brill Vol. 5 458 pp. 97 figs.

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CAAB Code:37462048

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:40-183 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

Max Size:9.3 cm SL

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