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Recent observations

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What

Turbot Scophthalmus maximus

Observer

duarte

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Being cultured in the Oceanographic Centre of Vigo, Spain. This is already an important species in aquaculture in Sapin and Portugal. Larvae, juveniles and reproductive adults shown.

Photos / Sounds

What

summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 27, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

sand dab Scophthalmus aquosus

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 27, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Several specimens collected

Photos / Sounds

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What

winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 27, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Single specimen collected with Fluke.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 27, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Collected two specimens on FV Gemma. Undersized.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

starry flounder Platichthys stellatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Sand Sole Psettichthys melanostictus

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis

Observer

dreierj

Date

August 20, 1989

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 1, 1989

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis

Observer

jeff_lesh

Date

September 9, 2014 06:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

September 14, 2014 03:23 PM PDT

Description

Not really sure if the ID can be resolved here, but whatever, this was a pretty neat find. This tiny fish was about 1 cm and found swimming in a very warm, very shallow puddle in a road rut that was filling with water at high tide. Not a sanddab, as I'd first guessed, since that's a lefteye flounder and this is clearly a righteye.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Observer

davidr

Date

September 14, 2014 09:16 AM HST
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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.