- Deepsea sole
Deepsea sole Conservation statusNot evaluated Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Pleuronectiformes Family: Pleuronectidae Genus: Embassichthys Species: E. bathybius Binomial name Embassichthys bathybius
The deepsea sole, Embassichthys bathybius, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a bathydemersal fish that lives on muddy bottoms at depths of between 41 and 1,800 metres (135 and 5,900 ft), though it is most often found at depths of 500 to 950 metres (1,600 to 3,120 ft). Its native habitat is the northern Pacific, from Japan to the Gulf of Alaska and down the Pacific coasts of Canada and the USA as far south as Mexico. It grows up to 47 centimetres (19 in) in length.
- ^ "Embassichthys bathybius". Fishbase. 5 June 2009. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=4236. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
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