Carpet Sole (Aseraggodes melanostictus)

Also known as Black-spotted Sole, Dappled Sole, Dotted Sole, Mottled Sole

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Also known as Black-spotted Sole, Dappled Sole, Dotted Sole, Mottled Sole.

Found singly or in pairs over protected sandy bottoms of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 1-70m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Flatfish, Soles and Flounders are placed in their families by location of their eyes. Their are both left eye and right eye dominant families.
Flatfish bury themselves in sand to hide from predators and use their eyes as periscopes as these can rotate 180 degrees.
During pelagic larval stage these fish are not flat but become so as they grow, their bodies flatten, and one eye migrates across the head next to the other eye. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/22522

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