Dicologlossa cuneata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Pleuronectiformes Soleidae

Scientific Name: Dicologlossa cuneata (Moreau, 1881)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Wedge Sole, Sole
Spanish Acedia, Acedía, Asedia
Dicologoglossa cuneata (Moreau, 1881)
Solea angulosa Kaup, 1858
Solea cleverleyi (Gilchrist, 1906)
Solea cuneata Moreau, 1881
Solea senegalensis mbaoensis Pellegrin, 1907

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-04
Assessor(s): Munroe, T.A. & Nielsen, J.G.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.
Dicologlossa cuneata has been assessed as Least Concern to its large distribution. Despite being harvested on a commercial scale and being one of the main target species off the coast of Spain, population numbers are on the increase in the northern part of this species range. Monitoring of the harvest levels of this species is needed to ensure a threat category is not triggered in the future.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Dicologlossa cuneata occurs from the Bay of Biscay and the western Mediterranean (along the Spanish coast from Gibraltar to Malaga and off Morocco and Algeria), to the Cape of Good Hope (J. Nelson pers. comm. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cape Verde; Congo; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mauritania; Namibia; Portugal (Madeira); South Africa; Spain (Canary Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – eastern central; Mediterranean and Black Sea
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):100
Upper depth limit (metres):10
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The population of Dicologlossa cuneata is increasing in the northern part of its range, possibly due to climate change induced ocean warming, and subsequent greater juvenile survival (Désaunay et al. 2006).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The preferred habitat of Dicologlossa cuneata is sandy or sand-mud bottoms at depths of 15 - 40 m or to 115 m along the inner shelf of the Gulf of Cadiz (Jimenez et al. 2001). Its diet consists of crustaceans, polychaetes and bivalves. It has a long spawning season, beginning in autumn and continuing through till early summer.
Generation Length (years):3

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Dicologlossa cuneata is among the main target species along the coast of Spain (Jiménez et al. 2001) and of high commercial interest in the Gulf of Cádiz (Baldó et al. 2006).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Dicologlossa cuneata is among the main target species along the coast of Spain (Jiménez et al. 2001) and of high commercial interest in the Gulf of Cádiz (Baldó et al. 2006).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Dicologlossa cuneata.

Further research on the extent to which this species is harvested, is needed. Monitoring of the harvest levels is also needed in order to determine if there is a significant decline in the population.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Munroe, T.A. & Nielsen, J.G. 2010. Dicologlossa cuneata (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155215A115286688. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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