Lemon Sole

Microstomus kitt
Lemon Sole

Habitat: Sandy and stony sea floor
Depth: 10-150m
Food: Small invertebrates, especially worms
Length: Up to 50cm
Lifespan: 20 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

This mottled-brown flatfish feeds on bottom living polychaete worms that live in holes or tubes. The sole raises its head and remains motionless until a worm appears, then it strikes downwards and sucks out the worm. The lemon sole is able to dramatically change its colour to match its background.

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