Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Pleuronectiformes
(Flatfishes) > Pleuronectidae
(Righteye flounders) > Pleuronectinae
Etymology: Psettichthys: Greek, psetta = grouper + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Girard.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 325 m (Ref. 6793). Temperate; 64°N - 33°N, 179°W - 118°W
Eastern and Western Pacific: The Bering Sea coast of Alaska, near the Aleutian Islands (Ref. 27436) to the West Bering Sea and to Redondo Beach, southern California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Inhabits sandy bottoms. Feeds on fishes, worms, crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 6885).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.3 - 8.7, mean 5.2 °C (based on 314 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00470 - 0.01940), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.67 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 29 [14, 60] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.302 [0.171, 0.533] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.4 [16.0, 18.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.407 [0.197, 0.816] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.5 [10.0, 45.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 9.71 [2.49, 38.97] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.358 [0.234, 0.560] mg/100g (wet weight);