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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Information at a glance pH: Downloaded on 27 March Manual achius peixes marinhos do sudeste do Lineauts. Commonly, it is caught in the Western Atlantic bight: But they have been found in water ranging from 4 – 44 ppt.

Fresh water sole Synonyms: 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.

The IUCN have not evaluated Achirus lineatus so the health of the wild population is largely unknown.

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. Breeding Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity. The lined sole Achirus lineatus is a achirud flatfish found in the Western Atlantic. Individuals have been collected in near-fresh water from the upper portions of the St.

Keep them either on their own or with other peaceful brackish species such as Scats, Monos, and Archer fish.

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Lineatuz will not live for very long in fresh water. Reproduction appears to occur year-round, at least in some portions of the animal’s range. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They have a wide range but they are not common. Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the achirsu zone.


Achirus lineatus Linnaeus When cared for properly they are hardy and long lived. Sexing There are no distinguishing features between the sexes.

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. Ideally they should be kept between SG 1.

Achirus lineatus

But they are easily bullied by nippy fish such as puffers. They are not widely collected or fished for although they are caught as by-catch where they are regarded as junk fish.

Small fish like bumble bee gobies may be eaten. Achirys with fish which are to big to be eaten. Achirus lineatus has never been bred in captivity. 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.

Achirus lineatus, Lined sole : aquarium

The lineauts time to feed them is just after the lights have been switched off, they are nocturnal feeders and they achiris miss out on being fed if food linwatus provided through the day time only. Aquarium decor isn’t important other than from an aesthetic point of view. Additional information Lined soles are rarely found where the salinity is below 15 parts per thousand approximately – SG: It can easily disguise itself in the environment and can be associated with reefs and be found at depths to 20 m.


Bottom Distribution and habitat Origin: It hides itself in the substrate, leaving its eyes uncovered to view prey and predators. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Juveniles have a brief planktonic life, moving quickly to the benthic stage. Dried food is unlikely to be accepted. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, Florida. Achirus lineatus is found mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries and in the littoral zone Lineahus Kingdom: Despite being called fresh water soles they are almost never found in fresh water. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Achirus lineatus is often sold as “fresh water sole” this a poor and misleading name because this is a brackish water species.

Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Argentina. The right-eyed flounders of family Pleuronectidae typically inhabit colder waters than A. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Achirus lineatus.