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Family: Paralichthyidae Large-tooth flounders



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Ancylopsetta antillarum
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ancylopsetta cycloidea Tyler, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ancylopsetta cycloidea
[Cyclope flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ancylopsetta dendritica Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Ancylopsetta dendritica
[Three-spot flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ancylopsetta dilecta (Goode & Bean, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Ancylopsetta dilecta
[Three-eye flounder]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ancylopsetta kumperae Tyler, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ancylopsetta kumperae
[Foureyed flounder]
No picture found


 
Ancylopsetta microctenus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ancylopsetta ommata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Ancylopsetta ommata
[Gulf of Mexico ocellated flounder]



Indian Ocean

Cephalopsetta ventrocellatus Dutt & Rao, 1965

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Cephalopsetta ventrocellatus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Gastropsetta frontalis Bean, 1895

Photo by Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Gastropsetta frontalis
[Shrimp flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hippoglossina bollmani Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hippoglossina bollmani
[]



Eastern Pacific

Hippoglossina macrops Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Hippoglossina macrops
[Bigeye flounder]
No picture found


 
Hippoglossina montemaris
[]
No picture found


 
Hippoglossina mystacium
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Hippoglossina oblonga (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Hippoglossina oblonga
[American fourspot flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Hippoglossina stomata Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Hippoglossina stomata
[Bigmouth flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Hippoglossina tetrophthalma (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hippoglossina tetrophthalma
[Fourspot flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Paralichthys adspersus (Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paralichthys adspersus
[Fine flounder]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.3 cm SL
Paralichthys aestuarius Gilbert & Scofield, 1898

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paralichthys aestuarius
[Cortez flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Paralichthys albigutta Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Paralichthys albigutta
[Gulf flounder]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Paralichthys brasiliensis (Ranzani, 1842)

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Paralichthys brasiliensis
[Brazilian flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Paralichthys californicus (Ayres, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Gisbert, E.
 
Paralichthys californicus
[California flounder]
No picture found


 
Paralichthys delfini
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Paralichthys dentatus
[Summer flounder]
No picture found


 
Paralichthys fernandezianus
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Paralichthys isosceles Jordan, 1891

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Paralichthys isosceles
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Paralichthys lethostigma Jordan & Gilbert, 1884

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Paralichthys lethostigma
[Southern flounder]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Paralichthys microps (Günther, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paralichthys microps
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 103 cm TL
Paralichthys olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Paralichthys olivaceus
[Bastard halibut]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 62.4 cm TL
Paralichthys orbignyanus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Paralichthys orbignyanus
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Paralichthys patagonicus Jordan, 1889

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Paralichthys patagonicus
[Patagonian flounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Paralichthys squamilentus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Paralichthys squamilentus
[Broad flounder]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 26.2 cm NG
Paralichthys triocellatus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Paralichthys triocellatus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paralichthys tropicus Ginsburg, 1933

Photo by Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Paralichthys tropicus
[Tropical flounder]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Paralichthys woolmani Jordan & Williams, 1897

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralichthys woolmani
[Speckled flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm TL

 
Pseudorhombus annulatus
[Ringed flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pseudorhombus argus Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pseudorhombus argus
[Peacock flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Pseudorhombus arsius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Pseudorhombus arsius
[Largetooth flounder]
No picture found


 
Pseudorhombus binii
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pseudorhombus cinnamoneus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pseudorhombus cinnamoneus
[Cinnamon flounder]
No picture found


 
Pseudorhombus ctenosquamis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Pseudorhombus diplospilus Norman, 1926

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pseudorhombus diplospilus
[Four twin-spot flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Pseudorhombus dupliciocellatus Regan, 1905

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pseudorhombus dupliciocellatus
[Ocellated flounder]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Pseudorhombus elevatus Ogilby, 1912

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Pseudorhombus elevatus
[Deep flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pseudorhombus javanicus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Pseudorhombus javanicus
[Javan flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Pseudorhombus jenynsii (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Pseudorhombus jenynsii
[Smalltooth flounder]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 26.7 cm SL
Pseudorhombus levisquamis (Oshima, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pseudorhombus levisquamis
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pseudorhombus malayanus Bleeker, 1865

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Pseudorhombus malayanus
[Malayan flounder]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Pseudorhombus megalops Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by Olson-Ringby, M.
 
Pseudorhombus megalops
[]



Indo-West Pacific

Pseudorhombus micrognathus Norman, 1927

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Pseudorhombus micrognathus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm TL
Pseudorhombus natalensis Gilchrist, 1904

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Pseudorhombus natalensis
[Natal flounders]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pseudorhombus neglectus Bleeker, 1865

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pseudorhombus neglectus
[]
No picture found


 
Pseudorhombus oculocirris
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pseudorhombus oligodon (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pseudorhombus oligodon
[Roughscale flounder]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 26.8 cm TL
Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus Günther, 1862

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus
[Fivespot flounder]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Pseudorhombus quinquocellatus Weber & de Beaufort, 1929

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Pseudorhombus quinquocellatus
[Five-eyed flounder]
No picture found

Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Pseudorhombus russellii
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pseudorhombus spinosus McCulloch, 1914

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Pseudorhombus spinosus
[Spiny flounder]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pseudorhombus tenuirastrum (Waite, 1899)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Pseudorhombus tenuirastrum
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Pseudorhombus triocellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pseudorhombus triocellatus
[Three spotted flounders]
No picture found


 
Tarphops elegans
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Tarphops oligolepis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Tarphops oligolepis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Tephrinectes sinensis (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Tephrinectes sinensis
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL
Thysanopsetta naresi Günther, 1880

Photo by Photo by Díaz de Astarloa, J.M.
 
Thysanopsetta naresi
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Xystreurys liolepis Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Photo by Photo by Grossman, P.C.
 
Xystreurys liolepis
[Fantail flounder]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Xystreurys rasile (Jordan, 1891)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Xystreurys rasile
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ancylopsetta antillarum Western Central Atlantic 1966
Ancylopsetta cycloidea Cyclope flounder Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1959
Ancylopsetta dendritica Three-spot flounder Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1890
Ancylopsetta dilecta Three-eye flounder Western Atlantic 25 TL 1883
Ancylopsetta kumperae Foureyed flounder Western Central Atlantic 25 TL 1959
Ancylopsetta microctenus Western Central Atlantic 1966
Ancylopsetta ommata Gulf of Mexico ocellated flounder Western Atlantic 25 TL 1883
Cephalopsetta ventrocellatus Indian Ocean 1965
Gastropsetta frontalis Shrimp flounder Western Atlantic 25 TL 1895
Hippoglossina bollmani Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1890
Hippoglossina macrops Bigeye flounder Eastern Pacific 1876
Hippoglossina montemaris Southeast Pacific 1961
Hippoglossina mystacium Southeast Pacific 1936
Hippoglossina oblonga American fourspot flounder Western Atlantic 41 TL 1815
Hippoglossina stomata Bigmouth flounder Eastern Pacific 40 TL 1890
Hippoglossina tetrophthalma Fourspot flounder Eastern Pacific 36 TL 1890
Paralichthys adspersus Fine flounder Eastern Pacific 70 TL 1867
Paralichthys aestuarius Cortez flounder Eastern Central Pacific 58.3 SL 1898
Paralichthys albigutta Gulf flounder Western Atlantic 71 TL 1882
Paralichthys brasiliensis Brazilian flounder Southwest Atlantic 100 TL 1842
Paralichthys californicus California flounder Eastern Pacific 152 TL 1859
Paralichthys delfini Southeast Pacific 1987
Paralichthys dentatus Summer flounder Northwest Atlantic 94 TL 1766
Paralichthys fernandezianus Southeast Pacific 1903
Paralichthys isosceles Southwest Atlantic 38 TL 1891
Paralichthys lethostigma Southern flounder Western Atlantic 83 TL 1884
Paralichthys microps Southeast Pacific 41 TL 1881
Paralichthys olivaceus Bastard halibut Western Pacific 103 TL 1846
Paralichthys orbignyanus Southwest Atlantic 62.4 TL 1839
Paralichthys patagonicus Patagonian flounder Southeast Pacific 62 TL 1889
Paralichthys squamilentus Broad flounder Western Atlantic 46 TL 1882
Paralichthys triocellatus Southwest Atlantic 26.2 NG 1903
Paralichthys tropicus Tropical flounder Western Central Atlantic 50 TL 1933
Paralichthys woolmani Speckled flounder Eastern Pacific 80 TL 1897
Pseudorhombus annulatus Ringed flounder Western Indian Ocean 10.5 TL 1927
Pseudorhombus argus Peacock flounder Indo-West Pacific 25 SL 1913
Pseudorhombus arsius Largetooth flounder Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1822
Pseudorhombus binii Southeast Pacific 1955
Pseudorhombus cinnamoneus Cinnamon flounder Western Pacific 35 SL 1846
Pseudorhombus ctenosquamis Northwest Pacific 1927
Pseudorhombus diplospilus Four twin-spot flounder Western Pacific 40 SL 1926
Pseudorhombus dupliciocellatus Ocellated flounder Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1905
Pseudorhombus elevatus Deep flounder Indian Ocean 20 SL 1912
Pseudorhombus javanicus Javan flounder Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1853
Pseudorhombus jenynsii Smalltooth flounder Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1855
Pseudorhombus levisquamis Western Pacific 26.7 SL 1927
Pseudorhombus malayanus Malayan flounder Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1865
Pseudorhombus megalops Western Central Pacific 22 SL 1934
Pseudorhombus micrognathus Indo-West Pacific 1927
Pseudorhombus natalensis Natal flounders Western Indian Ocean 26.5 TL 1904
Pseudorhombus neglectus Indo-West Pacific 25 SL 1865
Pseudorhombus oculocirris Northwest Pacific 1969
Pseudorhombus oligodon Roughscale flounder Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1854
Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus Fivespot flounder Western Pacific 26.8 TL 1862
Pseudorhombus quinquocellatus Five-eyed flounder Western Pacific 20 SL 1929
Pseudorhombus russellii Western Central Pacific 23 SL 1834
Pseudorhombus spinosus Spiny flounder Western Pacific 30 SL 1914
Pseudorhombus tenuirastrum Southwest Pacific 25 SL 1899
Pseudorhombus triocellatus Three spotted flounders Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1801
Tarphops elegans Northwest Pacific 1969
Tarphops oligolepis Northwest Pacific 6.5 SL 1858
Tephrinectes sinensis Western Pacific 27 SL 1802
Thysanopsetta naresi Southeast Pacific 15.1 SL 1880
Xystreurys liolepis Fantail flounder Eastern Pacific 63.5 TL 1880
Xystreurys rasile Southwest Atlantic 40 NG 1891



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