Ocellated flounder captured in a sport trawl in the Lower Laguna Madre near South Padre Island, Texas. Released unharmed.
New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
In the Wetlands Institute Aquarium
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.