Flounder This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2012) Flounders are a group of flatfish species. They are demersal fish, found at the bottom of oceans around the world; some species will also enter estuaries. Taxonomy[edit] The name “flounder” is used for several only distantly related species, though all are in the suborder Pleuronectoidei … Read more


These two large-tooth Flounders are closely related and easily confused. As best I can tell, the photo specimen is a Summer Flounder, which is common from the Florida Panhandle to Maine, but not around the Florida peninsula. To a lesser extent it is found along the east coast of Canada and out to Nova Scotia. … Read more

European flounder

European flounder European flounder Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Pleuronectiformes Family: Pleuronectidae Genus: Platichthys Species: P. flesus Binomial name Platichthys flesus Synonyms[2] The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a flatfish of European coastal waters from the White Sea in the north to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the south. … Read more

» Pleuronectids

Species Pleuronectids Scophthalmids and Pleuronectids Both families are teleosts belonging to the order Pleuronectiformes, also known as flatfish, which includes mainly marine species, a few of which can enter freshwater. Symmetry is bilateral in the larval stage, but later during metamorphosis, one of the eyes subsequently migrates to the other side of the cranium, producing … Read more

Flounder vs. Halibut: Differences in Taste & Appearance

This article was co-authored by Jennifer Levasseur. Chef Jennifer Levasseur is a Personal Chef and the Owner of The Happy Cuisiniere based in Breckenridge, Colorado. She has over 12 years of culinary experience and specializes in Mountain and Contemporary Rustic cuisine. Moreover, she can craft dishes and modify menus to accommodate dietary restrictions, such as … Read more

Sand Flounder (Family Paralichthyidae) Diversity in North Carolina

By the Team Along North Carolina’s shore there are four families of flatfish comprising 36 species having eyes on the left side of their body facing upward when lying in or atop the substrate (; Table 1; Figure 1). The families and species can be confusing to tell apart. The key characteristics provided for … Read more


Flounder Paralichthys The flounder lies motionless on the ground to ambush prey! Flounder Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Pleuronectiformes Family Paralichthyidae Genus Paralichthys Scientific Name Paralichthys Read our Complete Guide to Classification of Animals. Flounder Conservation Status Flounder Locations Flounder Facts Prey Shrimp, crabs, and other fish Group Behavior Solitary Fun … Read more