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Family: Pleuronectidae Righteye flounders



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Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi
[Scale-eye plaice]



North Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Atheresthes evermanni Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Atheresthes evermanni
[Kamchatka flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Atheresthes stomias (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Atheresthes stomias
[Arrow-tooth flounder]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Cleisthenes herzensteini (Schmidt, 1904)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Cleisthenes herzensteini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 38.6 cm TL

 
Cleisthenes pinetorum
[Sôhachi]



North Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Clidoderma asperrimum (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Clidoderma asperrimum
[Roughscale sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Dexistes rikuzenius Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Dexistes rikuzenius
[Rikuzen flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Embassichthys bathybius (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Cain, L.
 
Embassichthys bathybius
[Deep-sea sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Eopsetta grigorjewi (Herzenstein, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Eopsetta grigorjewi
[Shotted halibut]



Northeastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Eopsetta jordani (Lockington, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Eopsetta jordani
[Petrale sole]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
[Witch flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Glyptocephalus stelleri (Schmidt, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Glyptocephalus stelleri
[Blackfin flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Glyptocephalus zachirus Lockington, 1879

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Glyptocephalus zachirus
[Rex sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Hippoglossoides dubius Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Hippoglossoides dubius
[Flathead flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Hippoglossoides elassodon Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Hippoglossoides elassodon
[Flathead sole]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 82.6 cm TL
Hippoglossoides platessoides (Fabricius, 1780)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Hippoglossoides platessoides
[American plaice]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Hippoglossoides robustus
[Bering flounder]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 470 cm TL
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Hippoglossus hippoglossus
[Atlantic halibut]



North Pacific
Max. Length 267 cm TL
Hippoglossus stenolepis Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Hippoglossus stenolepis
[Pacific halibut]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Hypsopsetta guttulata (Girard, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Shelton, J.
 
Hypsopsetta guttulata
[Diamond turbot]
No picture found


 
Hypsopsetta macrocephala
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Isopsetta isolepis (Lockington, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Isopsetta isolepis
[Butter sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Kareius bicoloratus (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Kareius bicoloratus
[Stone flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lepidopsetta bilineata (Ayres, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Lepidopsetta bilineata
[Rock sole]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Lepidopsetta mochigarei
[Dusky sole]



North Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Lepidopsetta polyxystra Orr & Matarese, 2000

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lepidopsetta polyxystra
[Northern rock sole]



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]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Limanda punctatissima
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Limanda sakhalinensis
[Sakhalin sole]



Northeast Atlantic and Ar
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Liopsetta glacialis (Pallas, 1776)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liopsetta glacialis
[Arctic flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Liopsetta pinnifasciata
[Far Eastern smooth flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lyopsetta exilis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Lyopsetta exilis
[Slender sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Microstomus achne (Jordan & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Microstomus achne
[Slime flounder]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Microstomus kitt (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Microstomus kitt
[Lemon sole]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Microstomus pacificus (Lockington, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Microstomus pacificus
[Dover sole]
No picture found


 
Microstomus shuntovi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Nematops grandisquamus
[Large-scale righteye flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Nematops macrochirus
[Narrow-body righteye flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Nematops microstoma
[Small-mouth righteye flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Nematops nanosquama
[]



Inopsetta ischyra
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Parophrys vetulus Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Redman, M.T.
 
Parophrys vetulus
[English sole]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Platichthys flesus
[European flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Platichthys stellatus
[Starry flounder]



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

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pleuronectes platessa
[European plaice]
No picture found

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]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Pleuronichthys coenosus Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Pleuronichthys coenosus
[C-O sole]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pleuronichthys cornutus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pleuronichthys cornutus
[Ridged-eye flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Pleuronichthys decurrens Jordan & Gilbert, 1881

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Pleuronichthys decurrens
[Curlfin sole]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Pleuronichthys japonicus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Pleuronichthys ocellatus Starks & Thompson, 1910

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys ocellatus
[Ocellated turbot]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pleuronichthys ritteri Starks & Morris, 1907

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys ritteri
[Spotted turbot]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Pleuronichthys verticalis Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys verticalis
[Hornyhead turbot]



Eastern and Western Pacif
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Psettichthys melanostictus Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Psettichthys melanostictus
[Pacific sand sole]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Pseudopleuronectes americanus
[Winter flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini
[Yellow striped flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 56 cm TL

 
Pseudopleuronectes obscurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pseudopleuronectes schrenki
[Cresthead flounder]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae
[Marbled flounder]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
[Greenland halibut]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Tanakius kitaharae (Jordan & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Tanakius kitaharae
[Willowy flounder]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Verasper moseri Jordan & Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Verasper moseri
[Barfin flounder]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Verasper variegatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Myoung, J.-G.
 
Verasper variegatus
[Spotted halibut]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi Scale-eye plaice Northwest Pacific 46 TL 1904
Atheresthes evermanni Kamchatka flounder North Pacific 100 SL 1904
Atheresthes stomias Arrow-tooth flounder North Pacific 84 TL 1880
Cleisthenes herzensteini Northwest Pacific 47 TL 1904
Cleisthenes pinetorum Sôhachi Northwest Pacific 38.6 TL 1904
Clidoderma asperrimum Roughscale sole North Pacific 62 TL 1846
Dexistes rikuzenius Rikuzen flounder Northwest Pacific 22 SL 1904
Embassichthys bathybius Deep-sea sole North Pacific 47 TL 1890
Eopsetta grigorjewi Shotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1890
Eopsetta jordani Petrale sole Northeastern Pacific 70 TL 1879
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Witch flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 SL 1758
Glyptocephalus stelleri Blackfin flounder North Pacific 52 TL 1904
Glyptocephalus zachirus Rex sole North Pacific 60 TL 1879
Hippoglossoides dubius Flathead flounder Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1904
Hippoglossoides elassodon Flathead sole North Pacific 52 SL 1880
Hippoglossoides platessoides American plaice Eastern Atlantic 82.6 TL 1780
Hippoglossoides robustus Bering flounder North Pacific 30 SL 1897
Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut Eastern Atlantic 470 TL 1758
Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific halibut North Pacific 267 TL 1904
Hypsopsetta guttulata Diamond turbot Eastern Pacific 46 TL 1856
Hypsopsetta macrocephala Eastern Pacific 1936
Isopsetta isolepis Butter sole Eastern Pacific 55 TL 1880
Kareius bicoloratus Stone flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1855
Lepidopsetta bilineata Rock sole North Pacific 60 TL 1855
Lepidopsetta mochigarei Dusky sole Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1911
Lepidopsetta polyxystra Northern rock sole North Pacific 69 TL 2000
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
Liopsetta glacialis Arctic flounder Northeast Atlantic and Ar 35 TL 1776
Liopsetta pinnifasciata Far Eastern smooth flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1870
Lyopsetta exilis Slender sole Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1880
Microstomus achne Slime flounder Northwest Pacific 60 SL 1904
Microstomus kitt Lemon sole Northeast Atlantic 65 TL 1792
Microstomus pacificus Dover sole Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1879
Microstomus shuntovi North Pacific. Needs bet 1983
Nematops grandisquamus Large-scale righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1929
Nematops macrochirus Narrow-body righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1931
Nematops microstoma Small-mouth righteye flounder Southwest Pacific 10 TL 1880
Nematops nanosquama Central Pacific 9.5 SL 2006
Parophrys vetulus English sole Inopsetta ischyra 57 TL 1854
Platichthys flesus European flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder North Pacific 91 TL 1787
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
Pleuronichthys coenosus C-O sole Eastern Pacific 36 TL 1854
Pleuronichthys cornutus Ridged-eye flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1846
Pleuronichthys decurrens Curlfin sole Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1881
Pleuronichthys japonicus Northwest Pacific 24 SL 2009
Pleuronichthys ocellatus Ocellated turbot Eastern Central Pacific 24 TL 1910
Pleuronichthys ritteri Spotted turbot Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1907
Pleuronichthys verticalis Hornyhead turbot Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1880
Psettichthys melanostictus Pacific sand sole Eastern and Western Pacif 63 TL 1854
Pseudopleuronectes americanus Winter flounder Western Atlantic 64 TL 1792
Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini Yellow striped flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1901
Pseudopleuronectes obscurus Northwest Pacific 56 TL 1890
Pseudopleuronectes schrenki Cresthead flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1904
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae Marbled flounder Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1877
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Greenland halibut Circumglobal 130 TL 1792
Tanakius kitaharae Willowy flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1904
Verasper moseri Barfin flounder Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1898
Verasper variegatus Spotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 SL 1846



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