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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Poecilopsettidae Bigeye flounders

Genus: Poecilopsetta

(See list of species below)



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15 species
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Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Poecilopsetta albomaculata
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Poecilopsetta beanii (Goode, 1881)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Poecilopsetta beanii
[Deepwater dab]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Poecilopsetta colorata Günther, 1880

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Poecilopsetta colorata
[Coloured righteye flounder]
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Poecilopsetta dorsialta
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Poecilopsetta hawaiiensis
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Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Poecilopsetta inermis
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Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Poecilopsetta macrocephala
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 155 cm SL
Poecilopsetta multiradiata Kawai, Amaoka & Séret, 2010

Photo by Photo by Kawai, Amaoka & Séret
 
Poecilopsetta multiradiata
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Poecilopsetta natalensis Norman, 1931

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Poecilopsetta natalensis
[African righteye flounder]
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Max. Length 13.7 cm TL

 
Poecilopsetta normani
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Max. Length 15.9 cm SL

 
Poecilopsetta pectoralis
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Poecilopsetta plinthus (Jordan & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Poecilopsetta plinthus
[Tile-colored righteye flounder]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Poecilopsetta praelonga Alcock, 1894

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Poecilopsetta praelonga
[Alcock's narrow-body righteye flounder]
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Poecilopsetta vaynei
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Poecilopsetta zanzibarensis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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