(Psettichthys melanostidus) and Starry Rounder (Platichthys stellatus) were sampled heavily at the shallower nearshore areas, whereas Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias) and Butter Sole (Isopsetta isolepis), which are known to prefer deeper habitat, were found only offshore (Sinclair and others 2007).
stigmaeus) Sand Sole
(Psettichthys melanostictus) 680 1.
Sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus) reportedly ranges from the Southeastern Bering Sea, Alaska to Newport Beach, California in depths ranging from the intertidal zone out to 325 m (Love et al.
Moore collected a 235-mm SL sand sole that weighed 212 g (Figure 1) during an impingement survey.
Thus the documented range of the sand sole has been extended/reconfirmed southwards approximately 105 km from Newport Beach to La Jolla Shores, California.
Commercial landings of sand sole in California, Oregon, and Washington have brought in over $11 million between 1981 and 2004 (PacFIN, 2005).
As a comparatively minor commercial and recreational species, and with little data available, sand sole has never been the subject of a formal stock assessment, nor is one likely to be conducted in the near future.
A Belgian boat brought 270kgof fish into Liverpool, which it claimed in its log book to be sand sole -a cheap relative of the Dover sole.
The master's record in the log book showed that this fish was sand sole.
The sole available could range from dover, lemon, witch or torbay, megrims or sand sole
The four species examined were English sole (Pleuronectes vetulus), Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus), sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus), and starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus).
The goal of this study was to compare the summer distribution of juvenile English sole, starry flounder, sand sole, and Pacific sanddab within nursery estuaries over three years, to determine whether the four flatfish species were spatially partitioning the nurseries.