Peacock sole


  • Usually occurs singly in sandy areas.
  • Can secrete mucus to repel sharks.


  • Body, head and fins brown and covered with irregular white blotches of various shapes and sizes. Larger blotches, may have a brown spot at the centre.
  • Pectoral fin absent.
  • Pelvic fin is separate from and in front of anal fin.
  • Caudal fin is separate from dorsal and anal fins.

Common Name: Peacock sole

Family Common Name: Sole

Family: Soleidae

Scientific Name: Pardachirus pavoninus___(Lacepède, 1802)

Maximum Length: 25 cm (Total Length)