Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Pleuronectiformes > Family: Soleidae > Genus: Solea > Species: Solea solea

Common sole - Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5849

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Data Deficient


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Äkta tunga Swedish Fishbase
An sól dubh Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Common sole English Fishbase
Dil Turkish Fishbase
Dil baligi Turkish Fishbase
Gjuhez kanali Albanian Fishbase
Glóssa Greek Fishbase
Ingwata tar-rig Maltese Fishbase
Kielikampela Finnish Fishbase
Lenguado Spanish Fishbase
Lenguado común Spanish Fishbase
Lenguao Spanish Fishbase
Linguado legitimo Portuguese Fishbase
Linguado-legítimo Portuguese Fishbase
Lingwata Maltese Fishbase
Lingwata komuni Maltese Fishbase
Lingwata tar-rig Maltese Fishbase
List Serbian Fishbase
Morskoi yazyk Russian Fishbase
Seezunge German Fishbase
Sjötunga Swedish Fishbase
Sogliola Italian Fishbase
Sóikoli Icelandic Fishbase
Sola zwyczajna Polish Fishbase
Sole English Fishbase
Sole (Dover sole) English Fishbase
Sole commune French Fishbase
Sölflúra Icelandic Fishbase
Søtunge Danish Fishbase
Tong Dutch Fishbase
Tunga Swedish Fishbase
Tunge Danish Fishbase
Tunge Norwegian Fishbase
Zunge German Fishbase
Zungen German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Solea vulgaris Quensel, 1806
Pleuronectes solea Linnaeus, 1758
Solea vulgaris vulgaris Quensel, 1806

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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