The common soleDover soleor black sole Solea solea is a species of flatfish in the family Soleidae. It lives on the sandy or muddy seabed of the northern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea where it often semi-immerses itself in the substrate. The upper side is greyish-brown while the underside is white. The species is prized as a food fish, being caught mostly by trawling on the seabed.
The small eyes are close to each other on the right side of the body. This gives the fish the possibility of lurking half-buried in the sand for passing prey.
The common sole, just like all other flatfishes, hatches as an "ordinary" fish with one eye on each side of the body. The young metamorphose to flatfish when they are about one centimeter long. The upper side is greyish-brown and the underside is white. It has a preference for relatively shallow water with sand or mud covering the bottom. In the winter, it withdraws to the somewhat warmer waters of the southern North Sea. An ectoparasite of the common sole is the leech Hemibdella soleae.
The larvae settle Shuffle - Solea - Solea the upper surface of the fish, the only part not buried in the sediment, and after further development migrate to the underside, where they attach themselves with their suckers, feeding on the fish's blood.
Chefs prize Dover sole for its mild, buttery, sweet flavour and versatility, and for its ease of filleting. The fish yields fillets Shuffle - Solea - Solea hold together well in a variety of recipes. The name "Dover" comes from DoverLucy - Paul Stookey* - Paul And English fishing port landing the most sole in the 19th century.
InGreenpeace International added the common sole to its seafood red list. Because of its prestige, the name "Dover sole" was Shuffle - Solea - Solea to name the eastern Pacific species Microstomus pacificusa quite distinct species with different culinary properties: the Pacific sole has thinner, less firm fillets and sells for a lower price. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Common sole Conservation status.
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