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    • Flatfishes
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    • Pleuronectiformes
    • Heterosomata
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Recent observations

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What

Common sole Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 11, 2016

Description

Not the brightest crayon in the box, this sole was captured in about a metre of water by my snorkelling husband placing an open catchbag over it.
It was delicious for breakfast.

Photos / Sounds

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Date

May 5, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Wide-eyed Flounder Bothus podas

Observer

serena83

Date

October 3, 2015

Description

One individual of Bothus (originally I thought it was Solea) in the archaeological park of Baia, Pozzuoli, Italy. Observation made on the 3/10/2015 at about 12:00.
If you can help with identifying the species that would be great thanks.
Photo credits: Matteo Varenna

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What

Windowpane Flounder Scophthalmus aquosus

Observer

kylefitzroy

Date

November 11, 2014 11:53 AM EST

Description

I've heard these called windowpane flounder or sundial flounder. They are actually translucent.

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What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Observer

dpom

Date

January 3, 2016

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What

Panther Flounder Bothus pantherinus

Observer

davidr

Date

January 3, 2016 02:16 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Date

December 12, 2015

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No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Date

December 5, 2015

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No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Date

November 29, 2015

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What

Starry Flounder Platichthys stellatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

December 28, 2015

Description

This large Platichthys stellatus (Starry Flounder) was lunch for a River Otter. IT was larger than other Platichthys stellatus I've seen, and the otter struggled to get bite-sized pieces.

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What

Summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus

Date

December 17, 2015 11:00 AM EST

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What

Hogchoker Trinectes maculatus

Date

December 17, 2015 11:03 AM EST
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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.