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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Pleuronectiformes
Subordo: Soleoidei

Familia: Achiridae
Genus: Achirus
Species: A. achirus – A. declivis – A. klunzingeri – A. lineatus – A. maculipinnis – A. mazatlanus – A. mucuri – A. novoae – A. scutum – A. zebrinus

Achirus Lacepède, 1802
Gender: masculine
Type species: Pleuronectes achirus Linnaeus, 1758
Type by absolute tautonymy


Ramos, R.T.C.; Ramos, T.P.A.; Lopes, P.R.D. 2009: New species of Achirus (Pleuronectiformes: Achiridae) from northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, 2113: 55–62. Abstract & excerpt
Achirus in the World Register of Marine Species

Achirus is a genus of American soles native to tropical and subtropical parts of the Americas. They are mainly found in coastal areas, including salt and brackish water, but some species are found in fresh water.
Achirus achirus
Achirus linetus
Achirus mazatlanus

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

Achirus achirus (Linnaeus, 1758) (drab sole)
Achirus declivis Chabanaud, 1940 (plainfin sole)
Achirus klunzingeri (Steindachner, 1880) (brown sole)
Achirus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (lined sole)
Achirus mazatlanus (Steindachner, 1869) (Mazatlan sole)
Achirus mucuri R. T. C. Ramos, T. P. A. Ramos & P. R. D. Lopes, 2009 (American sole)
Achirus novoae Cervigón, 1982
Achirus scutum (Günther, 1862) (network sole)
Achirus zebrinus H. W. Clark, 1936


Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Achirus in FishBase. October 2012 version.

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