Soleidae

plural noun

So·​le·​idae
səˈlēəˌdē
: a family of flatfishes (order Heterosomata) comprising the typical soles and distinguished from the typical flounders (family Pleuronectidae) by the extension of the dorsal fin high on the head and by the covered margin of the preopercle

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Etymology

New Latin, from Solea, type genus + -idae

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“Soleidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Soleidae. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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