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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Sand dab Limanda limanda

Observer

robberfly

Date

January 24, 2015 02:30 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

September 23, 2007

Place

Okiwi Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

sand flounders Family Paralichthyidae

Observer

dwest

Date

December 28, 2014 12:38 PM PST

Description

Just eyes and outline visible under the sand.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

lenguado huarache Paralichthys woolmani

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

December 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Eyed Flounder Bothus ocellatus

Observer

knightericm

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

Pretty sure on ID, but any other suggestions?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leopard flounder Bothus pantherinus

Observer

maractwin

Date

November 24, 2014 08:38 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Leopard flounder Bothus pantherinus

Observer

maractwin

Date

November 12, 2014 11:56 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

duarte

Date

November 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Being eaten by a not very successful grey heron. ID based on the location (the Douro estuary). Although I can't rule out other related flatfish without a closer look, which I never got, Platichthys flesus is the more likely to be found in estuaries or even freshwater in Portugal.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

harumkoh

Date

November 9, 2014 02:03 PM JST

Description

common fish in my area.
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at Suma aquarium.

Photos / Sounds

What

Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Observer

csavy

Date

July 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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 Spain 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
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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.