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Lepidopsetta bilineata (Rock sole; Southern rock sole)

Synonyms: Lepidopsetta bilineata bilineata; Platessa bilineata; Platichthys umbrosus; Pleuronectes perarcuatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The rock sole, Lepidopsetta bilineata, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sand and gravel bottoms at depths of up to 575 metres (1,886 ft), though it is most commonly found between 0 and 183 metres (0 and 600 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northern Pacific, from Baja California to Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and southeastern parts of the Bering Sea. It grows up to 60 centimetres (24 in) in length and can weigh up to 1.8 kilograms (4.0 lb), and has a maximum recorded lifespan of 22 years.
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Female Maturity [1]  9 years
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[2]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[2]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[2]
Echiurus echiurus (Echiurud worm)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]



Parasitized by 
Corynosoma strumosum[5]
Echinorhynchus lageniformis[5]
Lepidapedon gadi[5]
Nybelinia surmenicola[5]
Udonella caligorum[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; China; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: Baja California to the eastern Aleutian Islands and extreme southeastern Bering Sea.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3SEASONAL AND SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN DIET IN THE WESTERN STOCK OF STELLER SEA LIONS (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS), E. H. Sinclair and T. K. Zeppelin, Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 83, No. 4 (Nov., 2002), pp. 973-990
4Groundfish Food Habits and Predation on Commercially Important Prey Species in the Eastern Bering Sea From 1997 Through 2001, Lang, G. M., P. A. Livingston, and K. A. Dodd, 2005, U.S. Dep. Comer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-158, 230 p.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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