Microstomus pacificus

Alternate names: dover sole

Author: Lockington, 1879


General: Shape, coloration and dorsal pattern variable. Height and position of eyes distinctive. Can live up to 47 years.

Size: to 76 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 2 - 1372 m

Ocean range (global): Bering Sea to southern Baja.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Kastelle, C.R., Anderi, D. M., Kimura, D.K., Johnston, C.G. (2008). Age validation of Microstomus pacificus by means of bomb radiocarbon. Fish. Bull. 106:375–385.

Love, M.S. (2011). Certainly more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara California. 649 pp.

Citation: Microstomus pacificus (Lockington, 1879) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Microstomus%20pacificus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-30.
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