sand sole

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a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

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The sand sole ranges from the Bering Sea (Allen and Smith, 1988) to Redondo Beach, southern California (Fitch and Schultz, 1978).
Previous studies have described the growth and life history of sand sole larvae and juveniles (Hickman, 1959; Sommani, 1969), but little has been reported about the adult life history of this species.
This study was conducted to determine the age, growth, spawning season, life history, and sex ratio of California sand sole populations and to compare them to published values from other areas.
Samples of adult sand sole were collected by trawl net off central California in the vicinity of Monterey Bay, during 39 tows conducted between November 2001 and March 2005.
Sand sole otoliths are asymmetrical with respect to one another: the left otolith has annuli oriented around the center of the otolith, whereas in the right otolith, the core is closer to the posterior end.
We obtained recreational landings estimates for sand sole landings from the Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN, 2005).
Commercial trawl logbook data were obtained from PacFIN (2005) and catch per unit effort (CPUE) was calculated for depths and areas where sand sole were most abundant.
Since the sand sole is a comparatively minor species, we also wanted to determine how well it was identified in logbooks.
Our estimated von Bertalanffy growth curve parameter estimates indicated that sand sole grow very rapidly with K values of 0.
We took a representative sample of his catch of fish -we could not say which was Dover sole and which was sand sole, so we sent them away for DNA testing.
The lengths of sand sole captured by trawling were comparable to those for Pacific sanddab, ranging from 20 to 234 mm TL, and only 12 specimens longer than 150 mm TL.
As with sand sole, there were no significant interaction terms between habitat type and either estuary or year.
In Thornburgh's study, spatial segregation may have been driven by differences in sediment type at the sites and by differences in settling times among the dominant species: English sole, sand sole, Pacific sanddab, and rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata).
This pattern does not apply to starry flounder or sand sole, whose distributions remain the same regardless of English sole density.
Highest densities of Pacific sanddab and sand sole were found in lower main channel sites, highest densities of English sole were found in lower side channels, and highest densities of starry flounder were found in upper estuarine sites.