Body oval. Caudal fin separated from dorsal and anal. Both eyes on right side, upper eye equal or less than its own horizontal diameter from dorsal profile and larger than interorbital length. Anterior nostril on blind side not enlarged. Anterior nostril on eyed side not reaching front of the lower eye.
brownish with three large dark cross-bands, each ending with one ocellus along the dorsal and anal fins. On the anterior part of the body, two narrow bands and one on the head without ocellus.
common 10-18 cm (max. 20 cm).
Six ocelli on the body, three along the base of the dorsal fin and three along the base of the anal fin, distinguishing this species from all other Mediterranean soleidae.
BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY
benthic. Sandy or muddy substrate in shallow waters (150 m depth in the Atlantic ocean).