Found dead on the beach.
This is a juvenile, measuring about 6cm.
This Parophrys vetulus (English Sole) was easily seen against the light when held up in a plastic container. It was temporarily caught in an educational seine at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
4cm long, buried itself under the sand
I will not be that easy to swallow.
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.