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solea, Pleuronectes Linnaeus [C.] 1758:270 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Charente-Maritime, France [Bay of Biscay, eastern Atlantic]. Neotype: MNHN 2000-5637. Neotype designated by Fricke 1999:54 [ref. 24101], but withdrawn in Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Neotype then designated by Borsa & Quignard 2001:2298 [ref. 25908] and with the same number by Vachon et al. 2008:20 [ref. 29607]. •Wrongly as a synonym of Solea vulgaris vulgaris Quensel 1806 -- (Torchio 1973:628 [ref. 6892] with question, Desoutter 1990:1046 [ref. 18967]). •Valid as Solea solea (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Ben-Tuvia 1990:948 [ref. 15614], Desoutter in Lévêque et al. 1992:863 [ref. 21590], Evseenko 1998:61 [ref. 23643], Fricke 1999:53 [ref. 24101], Borsa & Quignard 2001:2301 [ref. 25908], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:154 [ref. 26753], Vachon et al. 2005:318 [ref. 29620], Fricke 2007:27 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:116 [ref. 29533], Vasil'eva 2007:192 [ref. 30517], Vachon et al. 2008:20 [ref. 29607], Chanet et al. 2012:582 [ref. 34114], Wirtz et al. 2013:135 [ref. 32972], Parin et al. 2014:549 [ref. 33547], Desoutter-Meniger & Munroe in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:3027 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Valid as Solea solea (Linnaeus 1758). Soleidae. Distribution: Western Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: Norway to Senegal including Madeira, Canary and ? Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: brackish, marine.