Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Eopsetta: Greek, eos = dawn, aurore + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335); jordani: Named after David Starr Jordan, great inciter of ichthyology in the USA (Ref. 6885).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 6793). Temperate, preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 67°N - 31°N
Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Islas Los Coronados, northern Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 44.0, range 40 - 44 cm
Max length : 53.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); 70.0 cm TL (female); common length : 42.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 3.7 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 35 years (Ref. 55701)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults are found on sand bottom (Ref. 2850), usually in deep water (Ref. 9988). Feed on invertebrates and bottom fishes (Ref. 6885). Livers of large individuals are a rich source of vitamin A (Ref. 6885). Marketed fresh or as frozen fillets (Ref. 2850). Eaten steamed, fried, micro-waved and baked (Ref. 9988). Generally regarded as the premium Pacific coast sole (Ref. 9988).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00411 - 0.01061), b=3.10 (2.96 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.16; tm=7-8; tmax=35; Fec=400,000).
Prior r = 0.35, 2 SD range = 0.21 - 0.57, log(r) = -1.05, SD log(r) = 0.25, Based on: 1 M, 1 K, 7 tgen, 2 tmax, 2 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (55 of 100) .