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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Cyclopsettidae Sand whiffs

Genus: Etropus

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Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Etropus ciadi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Etropus crossotus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Etropus crossotus
[Fringed flounder]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Etropus cyclosquamus Leslie & Stewart, 1986

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Etropus cyclosquamus
[Shelf flounder]
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Etropus delsmani
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Etropus ectenes Jordan, 1889

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Etropus ectenes
[Sole flounder]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 15.5 cm NG
Etropus longimanus Norman, 1933

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Etropus longimanus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Etropus microstomus (Gill, 1864)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Etropus microstomus
[Smallmouth flounder]
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Etropus pacificus
[Delsman's flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Etropus peruvianus Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etropus peruvianus
[Peruvian flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Etropus rimosus Goode & Bean, 1885

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Etropus rimosus
[Gray flounder]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Etropus ciadi Eastern Pacific 9.3 SL 2005
Etropus crossotus Fringed flounder Western Atlantic 20 TL 1882
Etropus cyclosquamus Shelf flounder Western Central Atlantic 9 SL 1986
Etropus delsmani Western Central Atlantic 1940
Etropus ectenes Sole flounder Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1889
Etropus longimanus Southwest Atlantic 15.5 NG 1933
Etropus microstomus Smallmouth flounder Western Atlantic 13 TL 1864
Etropus pacificus Delsman's flounder Eastern Pacific 1963
Etropus peruvianus Peruvian flounder Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1946
Etropus rimosus Gray flounder Western Atlantic 13 TL 1885



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