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