Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Atheresthes: Greek, atheres = spike + The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jordan, Starks.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 1200 m (Ref. 50550). Temperate; 66°N - 32°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); common length : 54.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 8.5 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 33 years (Ref. 55701)
Morphology | Morphometrics
North Pacific: Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk north to the Anadyr Gulf, through the eastern Bering Sea to the Aleutian Islands and the Shelikof Strait in Alaska.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00616 - 0.00852), b=3.06 (3.01 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tm>4; tmax=33).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .