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Family: Pleuronectidae Righteye flounders

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthopsetta nadeshnyi Scale-eye plaice Northwest Pacific 46 TL 1904
Ammotretis brevipinnis Shortfin flounder Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1926
Ammotretis elongatus Elongate flounder Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL 1914
Ammotretis lituratus Tudor's flounder Eastern Indian Ocean 23 TL 1844
Ammotretis macrolepis Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL 1914
Ammotretis rostratus Longsnout flounder Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1862
Atheresthes evermanni Kamchatka flounder North Pacific 100 SL 1904
Atheresthes stomias Arrow-tooth flounder North Pacific 84 TL 1880
Azygopus pinnifasciatus Banded-fin flounder Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1926
Cleisthenes herzensteini Northwest Pacific 47 TL 1904
Cleisthenes pinetorum Sôhachi Northwest Pacific 38.6 TL 1904
Clidoderma asperrimum Roughscale sole North Pacific 62 TL 1846
Colistium guntheri Southwest Pacific 91.4 TL 1873
Colistium nudipinnis Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1911
Dexistes rikuzenius Rikuzen flounder Northwest Pacific 22 SL 1904
Embassichthys bathybius Deep-sea sole North Pacific 47 TL 1890
Eopsetta grigorjewi Shotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1890
Eopsetta jordani Petrale sole Northeastern Pacific 70 TL 1879
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Witch flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 SL 1758
Glyptocephalus stelleri Blackfin flounder North Pacific 52 TL 1904
Glyptocephalus zachirus Rex sole North Pacific 60 TL 1879
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
Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut Eastern Atlantic 470 TL 1758
Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific halibut North Pacific 267 TL 1904
Hypsopsetta guttulata Diamond turbot Eastern Pacific 46 TL 1856
Hypsopsetta macrocephala Eastern Pacific 1936
Isopsetta isolepis Butter sole Eastern Pacific 55 TL 1880
Kareius bicoloratus Stone flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1855
Lepidopsetta bilineata Rock sole North Pacific 60 TL 1855
Lepidopsetta mochigarei Dusky sole Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1911
Lepidopsetta polyxystra Northern rock sole North Pacific 69 TL 2000
Limanda aspera Yellowfin sole North Pacific 49 TL 1814
Limanda ferruginea Yellowtail flounder Northwest Atlantic 64 TL 1839
Limanda limanda Common dab Northeast Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Limanda proboscidea Longhead dab North Pacific 40 SL 1896
Limanda punctatissima Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1879
Limanda sakhalinensis Sakhalin sole Northwest Pacific. 36 TL 1915
Liopsetta glacialis Arctic flounder Northeast Atlantic and Ar 35 TL 1776
Liopsetta pinnifasciata Far Eastern smooth flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1870
Lyopsetta exilis Slender sole Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1880
Marleyella bicolorata Comb flounder Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1922
Marleyella maldivensis Western Indian Ocean 10.4 TL 1939
Microstomus achne Slime flounder Northwest Pacific 60 SL 1904
Microstomus kitt Lemon sole Northeast Atlantic 65 TL 1792
Microstomus pacificus Dover sole Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1879
Microstomus shuntovi North Pacific. Needs bet 1983
Nematops grandisquamus Large-scale righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1929
Nematops macrochirus Narrow-body righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1931
Nematops microstoma Small-mouth righteye flounder Southwest Pacific 10 TL 1880
Nematops nanosquama Central Pacific 9.5 SL 2006
Oncopterus darwinii Remo flounder Southwest Atlantic 30.4 SL 1874
Paralichthodes algoensis Peppered flounder Western Indian Ocean and 50 TL 1902
Parophrys vetulus English sole Inopsetta ischyra 57 TL 1854
Pelotretis flavilatus Southern lemon sole Southwest Pacific 1911
Peltorhamphus latus Speckled sole Southwest Pacific 17.5 SL 1972
Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae New Zealand sole Southwest Pacific 1862
Peltorhamphus tenuis Southwest Pacific 1972
Platichthys flesus European flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder North Pacific 91 TL 1787
Pleuronectes platessa European plaice Northern Sea. Reports fr 100 SL 1758
Pleuronectes putnami American smooth flounder Northwest Atlantic 30 TL 1864
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus Alaska plaice North Pacific 87 TL 1814
Pleuronichthys coenosus C-O sole Eastern Pacific 36 TL 1854
Pleuronichthys cornutus Ridged-eye flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1846
Pleuronichthys decurrens Curlfin sole Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1881
Pleuronichthys japonicus Northwest Pacific 24 SL 2009
Pleuronichthys ocellatus Ocellated turbot Eastern Central Pacific 24 TL 1910
Pleuronichthys ritteri Spotted turbot Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1907
Pleuronichthys verticalis Hornyhead turbot Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1880
Poecilopsetta albomaculata Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1939
Poecilopsetta beanii Deepwater dab Western Atlantic 10.7 SL 1881
Poecilopsetta colorata Coloured righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1880
Poecilopsetta dorsialta Western Central Pacific 11.2 SL 2001
Poecilopsetta hawaiiensis Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Poecilopsetta inermis Western Central Atlantic 11.5 SL 1927
Poecilopsetta macrocephala Eastern Indian Ocean 10.2 SL 2001
Poecilopsetta multiradiata Pacific Ocean 155 SL 2010
Poecilopsetta natalensis African righteye flounder Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1931
Poecilopsetta normani Western Indian Ocean 13.7 TL 1992
Poecilopsetta pectoralis Western Pacific 15.9 SL 2006
Poecilopsetta plinthus Tile-colored righteye flounder Northwest Pacific 19 TL 1904
Poecilopsetta praelonga Alcock's narrow-body righteye flounder Indo-West Pacific 17.5 TL 1894
Poecilopsetta vaynei Western Indian Ocean. Mo 1988
Poecilopsetta zanzibarensis Western Indian Ocean 1939
Psammodiscus ocellatus Indonesian ocellated flounder Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1862
Psettichthys melanostictus Pacific sand sole Eastern and Western Pacif 63 TL 1854
Pseudopleuronectes americanus Winter flounder Western Atlantic 64 TL 1792
Pseudopleuronectes herzensteini Yellow striped flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1901
Pseudopleuronectes obscurus Northwest Pacific 56 TL 1890
Pseudopleuronectes schrenki Cresthead flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1904
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae Marbled flounder Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1877
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Greenland halibut Circumglobal 130 TL 1792
Rhombosolea leporina Yellowbelly flounder Southwest Pacific 32 TL 1862
Rhombosolea plebeia Sand flounder Southwest Pacific 43 TL 1843
Rhombosolea retiaria Black flounder Southwest Pacific 25 TL 1874
Rhombosolea tapirina Greenback flounder Eastern Indian Ocean and 45 TL 1862
Tanakius kitaharae Willowy flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1904
Taratretis derwentensis Derwent flounder Southwest Pacific 12 TL 1978
Verasper moseri Barfin flounder Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1898
Verasper variegatus Spotted halibut Northwest Pacific 60 SL 1846

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