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Flounder ( Platichthys fleshus) Record

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FLOUNDER / PLATICHTHYS FLESHUS
2 4 1.23 2.11 Langeland Denmark 150504 H. Damerius
4 8 2.04 4.8 Teignmouth England 011290 G. Hobbs
6 12 1.76 3.14 Teignmouth England 011290 G. Hobbs
*AT AT 2.59 5.12 Fowey England 56 A. Cobbledick
SH SH 2.58 5.11 Corsept France 070200 F. Chassaing

The Flounder or Platichthys fleshus

is a bottom dwelling fish living in inshore waters to depths of 50 m, Flounders (Platichthys flesus) can often be found in estuaries and sometimes freshwater.

The flounder has a roughly oval shape, with both eyes on the right side of its head and has a small mouth and pointed snout. The lateral line curves slightly around the pectoral fin. It has a smooth body except for some rough scales along the lateral line and a row of prickly humps along the base of the dorsal and anal fins. Flounder ( Platichthys fleshus)The caudal peduncle is long, accounting for about half the length of the tail. The topside colour is variable from dull brown to greyish-green, often with small orange spots, while the underside is white. The flounder grows up to 50 cm in length.

Juvenile flounders feed on worms and crustaceans, however the adult flounders diet may be extended to include molluscs and small fish.

 

 
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