Eopsetta Jordani

Pleuronectidae

Pleuronectiformes

Offshore

4 - 8 pounds

14" - 24"

Petrale Sole

Also Known As: Sole, Flounder, California Sole, Brill, Petrale, Jordan’s Flounder, Roundnosed Sole

Petrale Sole (Eopsetta jordani) Fish Description

The Petrale sole, also recognized as Jordan’s flounder, California sole, Sole, Flounder, Brill, Petral, Round-nosed sole is a right-eyed flounder, meaning both of its eyes are on the right side, and has an oval to round body. 

These fish have large mouths, containing two rows of small, sharp teeth on the upper half of their jaw and one row for the lower half. They have a uniformed color ranging from light to dark brown on the upper side of its body, and the underside is merely white, or occasionally with pink traces.

 

Petrale Sole Diet

The diets of Petrale sole transition with them as they grow older. As larvae, they eat plankton. Small juveniles would consume mysids, sculpins, and other young flatfish as themselves. Large juveniles to adults would move on to eat shrimp, crustaceans, krill, pelagic fishes, stars, and smaller petrale soles as well.

 

Petrale Sole Size

Petrale sole fish can increase in size fairly quickly when they’re young. Female Petrale Sole fish tend to grow faster than males. They, female Petrale Sole, can reach up to 24 inches long, while their male counterparts may reach up to 18 inches long. They can weigh up to 3.7 kilograms (8.2 lb).

Petrale Sole fish can live quite long, ranging up to 35 years. However, with the recent data presented, it suggests only a few now can live longer than 17 years.

 

Interesting Facts About The Petrale Sole

  • "Sole" refers distinctively to the kind of fish in the family Soleidae in the order Pleuronectiformes. 
  • It is representative of 30 genera and 130 families of fish. And "Flounder," as a term, refers to families of fish like Achiropsettidae, Pleuronectidae, Paralichthyidae, and Bothidae. 
  • Petrale “sole” exactly means a right-eyed flounder because of its family Pleuronect