Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Pleuronectes: Greek, pleura = side, ribe + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335).
This species is placed in the genus Liopsetta in Evseenko (2004: Ref. 51668).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 1 - 27 m (Ref. 58426). Temperate; 60°N - 41°N
Northwest Atlantic: Ungava Bay in Quebec, Canada to Rhode Island in USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 9.8, range 9 - 10.7 cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Inhabits inshore waters, shallow estuaries, river mouths and sheltered bays (Ref. 8520). Benthic species. Feeds on worms, crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 58426).
Cooper, J.A. and F. Chapleau, 1998. Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification. Fish. Bull. 96(4):686-726. (Ref. 30193)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.5 - 8.8, mean 6 (based on 248 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00451 - 0.01844), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=2-4; Fec=4,581-51,854).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .