The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Habitat & Distribution
Syn. Solea lascaris (Risso). Prefers muddy and sandy substrata in depths of 30-350m. A rare fish in northern European waters, but sometimes locally common in Cornish waters.
This sole, a small European species, has very little, if any, commercial importance.
However, they are unavoidably caught, and perish in the pursuit of other commercially viable bottom-dwelling fish.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.