Other Soles

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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These include:

  • The sand sole (also known as French sole), Pegusa lascaris, ranges from the Mediterranean to Britain, length up to 35 cm (14").

  • The thickback sole, Microchirus variegatus, is somewhat smaller but has a thicker body.

  • Klein’ sole (not a name which fishmongers would use, but the only available English name), Synapturichthys kleinii, is a Mediterranean species of fine quality.

  • The black sole, Brachirus orientalis, is a species of the Indo-Pacific.