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


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62 species (see list below)

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi
[Scale-eye plaice]

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by CAFS

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

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

 
Cleisthenes pinetorum
[Sôhachi]

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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

Photo by Cain, L.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

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

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

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Svensen, R.

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

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Hippoglossoides platessoides
[American plaice]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Hippoglossoides robustus
[Bering flounder]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Shelton, J.

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

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

 
Hypsopsetta macrocephala
[]

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

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

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Lepidopsetta bilineata
[Rock sole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Lepidopsetta mochigarei
[Dusky sole]

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

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

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

Photo by Zauke, G.P.

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

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

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Limanda proboscidea
[Longhead dab]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Limanda punctatissima
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Limanda sakhalinensis
[Sakhalin sole]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

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

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Liopsetta glacialis
[Arctic flounder]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Liopsetta pinnifasciata
[Far Eastern smooth flounder]

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Orlov, A.

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

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

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

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

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

 
Microstomus shuntovi
[]

Photo by Redman, M.T.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Parophrys vetulus Girard, 1854

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

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Greenfield, J.

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

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pleuronectes platessa
[European plaice]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Pleuronectes putnami
[American smooth flounder]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

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

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

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Pleuronichthys decurrens
[Curlfin sole]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Pleuronichthys japonicus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys ocellatus
[Ocellated turbot]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys ritteri
[Spotted turbot]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Pleuronichthys verticalis
[Hornyhead turbot]

Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

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

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

Photo by Lavan, J.

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

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Pseudopleuronectes americanus
[Winter flounder]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini
[Yellow striped flounder]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 56 cm TL

 
Pseudopleuronectes obscurus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pseudopleuronectes schrenki
[Cresthead flounder]

Photo by IGFA

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

Photo by IGFA
 
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae
[Marbled flounder]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

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

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

Photo by Shiina, M.

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

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

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

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

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

Photo by Myoung, J.-G.

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

Photo by Myoung, J.-G.
 
Verasper variegatus
[Spotted halibut]
62 Species of Family Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1904 Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi Scale-eye plaice Northwest Pacific 46 TL
1904 Atheresthes evermanni Kamchatka flounder North Pacific 100 SL
1880 Atheresthes stomias Arrow-tooth flounder North Pacific 84 TL
1904 Cleisthenes herzensteini Northwest Pacific 47 TL
1904 Cleisthenes pinetorum Sôhachi Northwest Pacific
1846 Clidoderma asperrimum Roughscale sole North Pacific 62 TL
1904 Dexistes rikuzenius Rikuzen flounder Northwest Pacific 22 SL
1890 Embassichthys bathybius Deep-sea sole North Pacific 47 TL
1890 Eopsetta grigorjewi Shotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 TL
1879 Eopsetta jordani Petrale sole Northeastern Pacific 70 TL
1758 Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Witch flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 SL
1904 Glyptocephalus stelleri Blackfin flounder North Pacific 52 TL
1879 Glyptocephalus zachirus Rex sole North Pacific 60 TL
1904 Hippoglossoides dubius Flathead flounder Northwest Pacific 45 SL
1880 Hippoglossoides elassodon Flathead sole North Pacific 52 SL
1780 Hippoglossoides platessoides American plaice Eastern Atlantic 82.6 TL
1897 Hippoglossoides robustus Bering flounder North Pacific 30 SL
1758 Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut Eastern Atlantic 470 TL
1904 Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific halibut North Pacific 267 TL
1856 Hypsopsetta guttulata Diamond turbot Eastern Pacific 46 TL
1936 Hypsopsetta macrocephala Eastern Pacific
1880 Isopsetta isolepis Butter sole Eastern Pacific 55 TL
1855 Kareius bicoloratus Stone flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL
1855 Lepidopsetta bilineata Rock sole North Pacific 60 TL
1911 Lepidopsetta mochigarei Dusky sole Northwest Pacific 40 SL
2000 Lepidopsetta polyxystra Northern rock sole North Pacific 69 TL
1814 Limanda aspera Yellowfin sole North Pacific 49 TL
1839 Limanda ferruginea Yellowtail flounder Northwest Atlantic 64 TL
1758 Limanda limanda Common dab Northeast Atlantic 40 SL
1896 Limanda proboscidea Longhead dab North Pacific 40 SL
1879 Limanda punctatissima Northwest Pacific 40 TL
1915 Limanda sakhalinensis Sakhalin sole Northwest Pacific. 36 TL
1776 Liopsetta glacialis Arctic flounder Northeast Atlantic and Ar 35 TL
1870 Liopsetta pinnifasciata Far Eastern smooth flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL
1880 Lyopsetta exilis Slender sole Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1904 Microstomus achne Slime flounder Northwest Pacific 60 SL
1792 Microstomus kitt Lemon sole Northeast Atlantic 65 TL
1879 Microstomus pacificus Dover sole Eastern Pacific 76 TL
1983 Microstomus shuntovi North Pacific. Needs bet
1854 Parophrys vetulus English sole Eastern Pacific 57 TL
1758 Platichthys flesus European flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1787 Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder North Pacific 91 TL
1758 Pleuronectes platessa European plaice Northern Sea. Reports fr 100 SL
1864 Pleuronectes putnami American smooth flounder Northwest Atlantic 30 TL
1814 Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus Alaska plaice North Pacific 87 TL
1854 Pleuronichthys coenosus C-O sole Eastern Pacific 36 TL
1846 Pleuronichthys cornutus Ridged-eye flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1881 Pleuronichthys decurrens Curlfin sole Eastern Pacific 37 TL
2009 Pleuronichthys japonicus Northwest Pacific 24 SL
1910 Pleuronichthys ocellatus Ocellated turbot Eastern Central Pacific 24 TL
1907 Pleuronichthys ritteri Spotted turbot Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1880 Pleuronichthys verticalis Hornyhead turbot Eastern Pacific 37 TL
1854 Psettichthys melanostictus Pacific sand sole Eastern and Western Pacif 63 TL
1792 Pseudopleuronectes americanus Winter flounder Western Atlantic 64 TL
1901 Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini Yellow striped flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL
1890 Pseudopleuronectes obscurus Northwest Pacific 56 TL
1904 Pseudopleuronectes schrenki Cresthead flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL
1877 Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae Marbled flounder Northwest Pacific 45 SL
1792 Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Greenland halibut Circumglobal 130 TL
1904 Tanakius kitaharae Willowy flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1898 Verasper moseri Barfin flounder Northwest Pacific 70 SL
1846 Verasper variegatus Spotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 SL



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