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Sand Sole

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The Sand Sole (Solea lascaris) can grow to 40 cm.


Very similar to the sole, but distinguished by bigger nasal openings on the underside of the head - the larger one being similar in size to the eyes. Colouration brownish, speckled with dark spots.


Channel populations breed late spring-summer


Lives on shallow sandy bottoms.


In UK waters, found mainly in English Channel.


The Aquarium Project

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