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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiridae American soles

Genus: Gymnachirus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Gymnachirus melas Nichols, 1916

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Gymnachirus melas
[North American naked sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gymnachirus nudus Kaup, 1858

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Gymnachirus nudus
[Naked sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Gymnachirus texae (Gunter, 1936)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Gymnachirus texae
[Gulf of Mexico fringed sole]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnachirus melas North American naked sole Western Atlantic 22 TL 1916
Gymnachirus nudus Naked sole Western Atlantic 15 TL 1858
Gymnachirus texae Gulf of Mexico fringed sole Western Atlantic 14 TL 1936



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