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Recent observations

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What

Southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma

Date

August 24, 2015 02:53 PM EDT

Description

Caught in seine net during education program, and kept for program.

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What

Atlantic Peacock Flounder Bothus lunatus

Observer

rosaer

Date

August 20, 2015

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What

Southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma

Observer

corychia

Date

October 26, 2005

Description

caught while cast netting at night

Im guessing this is a Southern Flounder because it is often found in estuaries with low salinity

the other two common species in South Carolina have dark spots on their back

Photos / Sounds

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 22, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

lefteye flounders Family Bothidae

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 16, 2013

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What

lefteye flounders Family Bothidae

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 22, 2013 05:53 PM MDT

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Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 10, 2013

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Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 4, 2013

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What

American Soles Family Achiridae

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 4, 2013

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What

Summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

sand flounders Family Paralichthyidae

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

September 6, 2013 08:49 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma

Observer

c_h_hemphill

Date

August 3, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

A flatfish is a member of the order (Pleuronectiformes) of ray-finned demersal fishes, also called the Heterosomata, sometimes classified as a suborder of Perciformes. In many species, both eyes lie on one side of the head, one or the other migrating through and around the head during development. Some species face their left sides upward, some face their right sides upward, and others face either side upward.

No range data available.