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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae Lefteye flounders

Genus: Monolene

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Monolene antillarum Slim flounder Western Atlantic 11.8 NG 1933
Monolene asaedae Asaedae flounder Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1936
Monolene atrimana Western Central Atlantic. 1886
Monolene danae Eastern Pacific. 1937
Monolene dubiosa Acapulco flounder Eastern Central Pacific 7 TL 1899
Monolene helenensis Eastern Atlantic. North 20.8 SL 2000
Monolene maculipinna Pacific deepwater flounder Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1899
Monolene megalepis Western Atlantic. 1961
Monolene mertensi Marten's moonflounder Eastern Atlantic 10 TL 1959
Monolene microstoma Smallmouth moonflounder Eastern Atlantic 20.1 TL 1937
Monolene sessilicauda Deepwater flounder Western Atlantic 18 TL 1880



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