Scientific name Buglossidium luteum
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1810
IUCN category LC
Family Soleidae
Genus Buglossidium
Buglossidium luteum Buglossidium luteum


Buglossidium luteum, commonly known as solenette, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    16 cm
  • Longevity
    13 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    16 cm
  • Longevity
    13 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the solenette ?

The solenette measures between 8 and 16 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune, marron and beige body. The also has marron tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Chromatophores are pigment cells that reflect light in the integument of some animals. They are mostly responsible for the color of the skin and eyes of cold-blooded animals and are created by the neural crest during embryonic development.

The solenette is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the solenette is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The solenette is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 25 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 450 m

Biotope presentation

The solenette is most often found at a depth between 5m and 450m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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