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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae Lefteye flounders

Genus: Bothus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bothus assimilis Northwest Pacific. 15 SL 1862
Bothus constellatus Pacific eyed flounder Western Pacific 15.7 TL 1889
Bothus ellipticus Western Central Atlantic 1860
Bothus guibei Guinean flounder Eastern Atlantic 28.6 TL 1966
Bothus leopardinus Pacific leopard flounder Eastern Central Pacific 23.5 TL 1862
Bothus lunatus Plate fish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1758
Bothus maculiferus Mottled flounder Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1860
Bothus mancus Flowery flounder Indo-Pacific 51 NG 1782
Bothus mellissi St. Helena flounder Southeast Atlantic 22.3 TL 1931
Bothus myriaster Indo-Pacific oval flounder Indo-West Pacific 27 TL 1846
Bothus ocellatus Eyed flounder Western Atlantic 18 TL 1831
Bothus pantherinus Leopard flounder Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1830
Bothus podas Wide-eyed flounder Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1809
Bothus robinsi Twospot flounder Western Atlantic 25 TL 1972
Bothus swio Western Indian Ocean 1997
Bothus tricirrhitus Western Indian Ocean 1977

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