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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae Lefteye flounders

Genus: Bothus

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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Bothus assimilis
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.7 cm TL
Bothus constellatus (Jordan, 1889)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bothus constellatus
[Pacific eyed flounder]
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Bothus ellipticus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 28.6 cm TL
Bothus guibei Stauch, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bothus guibei
[Guinean flounder]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Bothus leopardinus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bothus leopardinus
[Pacific leopard flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Bothus lunatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Pialek, L.
 
Bothus lunatus
[Plate fish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bothus maculiferus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bothus maculiferus
[Mottled flounder]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm NG
Bothus mancus (Broussonet, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bothus mancus
[Flowery flounder]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 22.3 cm TL
Bothus mellissi Norman, 1931

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Bothus mellissi
[St. Helena flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Bothus myriaster (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Bothus myriaster
[Indo-Pacific oval flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Bothus ocellatus (Agassiz, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Bothus ocellatus
[Eyed flounder]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Bothus pantherinus
[Leopard flounder]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Bothus podas (Delaroche, 1809)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Bothus podas
[Wide-eyed flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Bothus robinsi Topp & Hoff, 1972

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bothus robinsi
[Twospot flounder]



Western Indian Ocean

Bothus swio Hensley, 1997

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Bothus swio
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Bothus tricirrhitus
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16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bothus assimilis Northwest Pacific. 15 SL 1862
Bothus constellatus Pacific eyed flounder Western Pacific 15.7 TL 1889
Bothus ellipticus Western Central Atlantic 1860
Bothus guibei Guinean flounder Eastern Atlantic 28.6 TL 1966
Bothus leopardinus Pacific leopard flounder Eastern Central Pacific 23.5 TL 1862
Bothus lunatus Plate fish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1758
Bothus maculiferus Mottled flounder Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1860
Bothus mancus Flowery flounder Indo-Pacific 51 NG 1782
Bothus mellissi St. Helena flounder Southeast Atlantic 22.3 TL 1931
Bothus myriaster Indo-Pacific oval flounder Indo-West Pacific 27 TL 1846
Bothus ocellatus Eyed flounder Western Atlantic 18 TL 1831
Bothus pantherinus Leopard flounder Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1830
Bothus podas Wide-eyed flounder Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1809
Bothus robinsi Twospot flounder Western Atlantic 25 TL 1972
Bothus swio Western Indian Ocean 1997
Bothus tricirrhitus Western Indian Ocean 1977



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