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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They will not live for very long in fresh water. The right-eyed flounders of family Pleuronectidae typically inhabit colder waters than A.

Ideally they should be kept between SG 1.

Lined soles are rarely found where the salinity is below 15 parts per thousand approximately – SG: The lined sole Achirus lineatus is a ray-finned flatfish found in the Western Atlantic. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Lined sole are also easily differentiated from scrawled sole Trinectes inscriptuswhose side-up body is covered by a network of irregular dark lines. Downloaded on 27 March Small fish like bumble bee gobies may be eaten.

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Within the Achiridae, the absence of vertical body bars should be sufficient lineatks distinguish A. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Achirus lineatus. Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity.

Despite being called fresh water soles they are almost never found in fresh water. Achirus lineatus Linnaeus Commonly, it is caught in the Western Atlantic bight: It can easily disguise itself in the environment and can be associated with reefs and be found at depths to 20 m. When cared for properly they are hardy and long lived.


Fresh water sole Synonyms: Compatibility Peaceful with fish which are to big to be eaten. Achirus lineatus is often sold as “fresh water sole” this a poor and misleading name because this is a brackish water species.

Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the littoral zone.

They have a wide range but they are not common. Dried food liineatus unlikely to be accepted. Views Read Edit View history. In achiruz their diet should include lots of meaty items such as lance fish, krill, squid, shell fish. An ideal set up for Achirus lineatus should have subdued lighting and soft sand as a substrate which will allow them to safely bury themselves with just their eyes visible. This species feeds on worms, crustaceans and small fishes, and occurs mainly in brackish or hypersaline lagoons, or on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries, as well as the littoral zone.

Information at a glance pH: Careful examination allows A. Retrieved from ” https: They are not widely collected or fished for although they are caught as by-catch where they are regarded as junk fish.

In their natural environment they are thought to breed year round, the fry spend some time swimming as 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.

The best time to feed them is just after the lights have been switched off, they are nocturnal feeders and they may miss out on being fed if food is provided through the day time only. Its growth rate is relatively slow.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. But they are easily bullied by nippy fish such as puffers. Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Argentina. The IUCN have not evaluated Achirus lineatus so the health of the wild population is largely unknown.

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Breeding Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity. Pleuronectes lineatus Pleuronectes nigricans. Lucie and Achirrus estuaries, Florida. Sexing There are no distinguishing features between the sexes. Manual de peixes marinhos do sudeste do Brasil.

Achirus lineatus

Achirus lineatus Top side Underside Conservation status. Juveniles have a brief planktonic life, moving quickly to the benthic stage. Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the littoral zone Classification Kingdom: Peaceful with fish which are to big to be eaten. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keep them either on their own or with other peaceful brackish species such as Scats, Monos, and Archer fish.

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. But they have been found in water ranging from 4 – 44 ppt. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat