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Psettichthys melanostictus
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Psettichthys melanostictus


Psettichthys melanostictus was originally described as Psettichthys melanostictus by Girard in 1854. It belongs to the family Pleuronectidae and subfamily Pleuronectinae. It is commonly known as Sand sole and is known sand sole in USA, Sand sole in British Columbia, Sand sole in Canada, Piaszczyca in Poland. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   melanostictus
AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Girard
Qualification   ---
Year   1854
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectiformes
Family   Pleuronectidae
Pleuronectinae Pleuronectinae
Genus   Psettichthys
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Pleuronectiformes
Family   Pleuronectidae
Subfamily   Pleuronectinae
Genus   Psettichthys
Original Name   Psettichthys        
Taxon Name   melanostictus
Original Combination   Psettichthys melanostictus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Psettichthys melanostictus
OriginalSubGenus   Psettichthys
Original Author   Girard
Original AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1854
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Pleuronectinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 7
Page   140

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Psettichthys melanostictus
Current Species melanostictus
Current Genus Psettichthys
Current AuthorWI Girard [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI Girard
Current Year 1854
Current Family Pleuronectidae
Current Subfamily
Pleuronectinae Pleuronectinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits sandy bottoms. Feeds mainly on worms, crustaceans, and small molluscs; also feeds on fishes such as speckled sanddabs, herring, and anchovies (Ref. 6885). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 6885).
Depth Range From 1 to 325 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Psettichthys melanostictus  Girard 1854. Pleuronectidae: Pleuronectinae.
Name History   •Valid as Psettichthys melanostictus Girard 1854 -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:293 [ref. 9277], Sakamoto 1984:208 [ref. 5273], Matarese et al. 1989:620 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:224 [ref. 14674], Evseenko 1998:60 [ref. 23643], Cooper & Chapleau 1998:708 [ref. 26711], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:824 [ref. 25968], Evseenko 2004:13 [ref. 27606], Nelson et al. 2004:182 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:187 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:71 [ref. 34694], Kells et al. 2016:336 [ref. 35888], Vinnikov et al. 2018:160 [ref. 35844], Burton & Lea 2019:97 [ref. 37205]).

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sordidus Psettichthys sordidus Girard [C. F.] 1854Synonym
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