Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Eopsetta: Greek, eos = dawn, aurore + Greek, psetta = grouper (Ref. 45335); jordani: Named after David Starr Jordan, great inciter of ichthyology in the USA (Ref. 6885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 6793). Temperate; 67°N - 31°N, 172°E - 117°W
Northeastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Islas Los Coronados, northern Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 44.0, range 40 - 44 cm
Max length : 53.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); 70.0 cm TL (female); common length : 42.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527); max. published weight: 3.7 kg (Ref. 56527); max. reported age: 35 years (Ref. 55701)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults are found on sand bottom (Ref. 2850), usually in deep water (Ref. 9988). Feed on invertebrates and bottom fishes (Ref. 6885). Livers of large individuals are a rich source of vitamin A (Ref. 6885). Marketed fresh or as frozen fillets (Ref. 2850). Eaten steamed, fried, micro-waved and baked (Ref. 9988). Generally regarded as the premium Pacific coast sole (Ref. 9988).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1 - 8.6, mean 5 (based on 420 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00404 - 0.01032), b=3.11 (2.98 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.16; tm=7-8; tmax=35; Fec=400,000).
Prior r = 0.45, 95% CL = 0.29 - 0.67, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (55 of 100) .