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Recent observations

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tonguefishes Family Cynoglossidae

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 18, 2013

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tonguefishes Family Cynoglossidae

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albertomendoza

Date

October 16, 2013

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nicoolejnik

Date

June 25, 2011

Description

Found dead on the beach.

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Panther Flounder Bothus pantherinus

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blogie

Date

July 13, 2012 11:54 AM CST

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Angler flatfish Asterorhombus fijiensis

Observer

blogie

Date

May 1, 2012 12:12 PM CST

Description

This is a juvenile, measuring about 6cm.

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Winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus

Observer

cdorsay

Date

July 24, 2015 01:06 PM ADT

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Smooth Flounder Pleuronectes putnami

Observer

cdorsay

Date

July 24, 2015 01:32 PM ADT

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English sole Parophrys vetulus

Observer

iain_reid

Date

July 18, 2015

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English sole Parophrys vetulus

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 17, 2015

Description

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.

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Rock sole Lepidopsetta bilineata

Observer

eagleloft

Date

July 18, 2015 12:13 PM PDT

Description

4cm long, buried itself under the sand

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Starry Flounder Platichthys stellatus

Observer

nanorca13

Date

June 9, 2015 07:41 PM PDT

Description

I will not be that easy to swallow.

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English sole Parophrys vetulus

Observer

cageorge

Date

July 18, 2015 01:50 PM PDT
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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.