Dover Sole

Solea solea
Dover Sole

Habitat: Muddy and sandy sea floor
Depth: 0-150m
Food: Worms, molluscs and small crustaceans
Length: Up to 70cm
Lifespan: 26 year
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Slipper shaped, the Dover sole was such a popular food fish in the 1800s that special stagecoaches ran frequently from the port of Dover to London to supply the demand for this fish. Dover sole spend Winter in deep waters, coming to the coastal seas to feed and spawn in the Spring. Young soles shelter in estuaries and bays.

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