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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Achirus lineatus is a nocturnal feeder which doesn’t compete very well for food so avoid other nocturnal feeders such as some of the shark catfish.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The right-eyed flounders of family Pleuronectidae typically inhabit colder waters than A. Retrieved from ” https: Aquarium decor isn’t important other than from an aesthetic point of view. But they are easily bullied by nippy fish such as puffers.
Lined Sole, Achirus lineatus — Fish, Tanks and Ponds
Small fish like bumble bee gobies may be eaten. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, Florida.
In linetus natural environment they are thought to breed year round, the fry spend some time swimming wchirus plankton while their left eye migrates to the new top side of the fish before settling to a life on the bottom and they are quite slow growing.
Ideally they should be kept between SG 1. Compatibility Peaceful with fish which are to big to be eaten. Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the littoral zone Classification Kingdom: Reproduction appears to occur year-round, at least in some portions of the animal’s range.
Lined sole are also easily differentiated from scrawled sole Trinectes inscriptuswhose side-up body is covered by a network of irregular dark lines. Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: It can easily disguise itself in the environment and can be associated with reefs and be found at depths to 20 m.
Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity.
Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Argentina. Information at a glance pH: Careful examination allows A. Pleuronectes lineatus Pleuronectes nigricans. Achirus lineatus Top side Underside Conservation status. An ideal set up for Achirus lineatus should have subdued lighting and soft sand lineatjs a substrate which will allow them to safely bury themselves with just their eyes visible.
Views Read Edit View history. Sexing There are no distinguishing features between the sexes. Its growth rate is relatively slow. The Peterson Field Guide Series.
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Achirus lineatus is often sold as “fresh water sole” this a poor and misleading name because this is a brackish water species. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat They have a wide range but they are not common.
Breeding Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity. It hides itself in the substrate, leaving its eyes uncovered to view prey and predators. Lined soles are rarely found where the salinity is below 15 parts per thousand approximately – SG: They will not live for very long in fresh water.