Caught beach seining in jackson beach. Right-eyed, flatfish, can see eye from blind side.
Left eyed, black stripes on fins, soft, straight lateral line. Found seining on Jackson beach
3-4 small specimens of winter flounder collected at Menemsha while squid fishing.
Looks like a moldy rainbow in color. Flat, left eyed flatfish
Left eyed, large, pink color, straight lateral line, patterned dorsal fins. Found trawling in San Juan channel
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.