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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae Righteye flounders
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Genus: Platichthys

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Platichthys bicoloratus (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Platichthys bicoloratus
[Stone flounder]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Platichthys flesus
[European flounder]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 26.7 cm SL
Platichthys solemdali Momigliano, Denys, Jokinen & Merilä, 2018

Photo by Photo by Momigliano et al., 2018
 
Platichthys solemdali
[Baltic flounder]



North Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Platichthys stellatus
[Starry flounder]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Platichthys bicoloratus Stone flounder Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1855
Platichthys flesus European flounder Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Platichthys solemdali Baltic flounder Northeast Atlantic 26.7 SL 2018
Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder North Pacific 91 TL 1787



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