Lined sole

Achirus lineatus

Family Achiridae - soles

Distinguishing
Characteristics
Body round, flattened laterally, both eyes on right side of body (right-eyed); covered with scales; color brown with small dark dots and indistinct lines; pectoral fins present on ocular side; upper eye in advance of lower eye.
Similar Species
Hogchoker has distinct lines on body and no pectoral fin on ocular side; fringed sole has distinct black lines on body and no scales.
Habitat
Gulf and bay, prefers sandy or muddy bottoms.
Maximum Size
13 cm (5 in)
Fin Element Counts
D. 50-58; A. 38-48 (explain)
Other Common Names
Previous Scientific Names
Comments
State size/bag limits