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Achirus scutum

(Achirus scutum)

Description

The network sole (Achirus scutum) is a sole of the genus Achirus native to the eastern Pacific from the tip of Baja California and the southeastern Gulf of California to northern Peru. This demersal species growth up to 28 cm (11 in) (typically 13 cm). It is found at depths 5–45 m in coastal lagoons and fresh water. Its diet consists of crustaceans, small fishes, polychaetes, and occasionally detritus.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Achiridae
Genus:Achirus
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