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

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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

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Hippoglossoides elassodon
[Flathead sole]



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

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Hippoglossoides platessoides
[American plaice]
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Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Hippoglossoides robustus
[Bering flounder]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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