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

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Northern Sea. Reports fr
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pleuronectes platessa
[European plaice]
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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Pleuronectes putnami
[American smooth flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus Pallas, 1814

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus
[Alaska plaice]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pleuronectes platessa European plaice Northern Sea. Reports fr 100 SL 1758
Pleuronectes putnami American smooth flounder Northwest Atlantic 30 TL 1864
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus Alaska plaice North Pacific 87 TL 1814



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