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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae Righteye flounders
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Genus: Limanda

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North Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Limanda aspera (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Limanda aspera
[Yellowfin sole]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Limanda ferruginea (Storer, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Limanda ferruginea
[Yellowtail flounder]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Zauke, G.P.
 
Limanda limanda
[Common dab]



North Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Limanda proboscidea Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Limanda proboscidea
[Longhead dab]
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Limanda punctatissima
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Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Limanda sakhalinensis
[Sakhalin sole]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Limanda aspera Yellowfin sole North Pacific 49 TL 1814
Limanda ferruginea Yellowtail flounder Northwest Atlantic 64 TL 1839
Limanda limanda Common dab Northeast Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Limanda proboscidea Longhead dab North Pacific 40 SL 1896
Limanda punctatissima Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1879
Limanda sakhalinensis Sakhalin sole Northwest Pacific. 36 TL 1915



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