Sunday, 24 April 2011

starry flounder

this flatfish which can be righteyed or lefteyed, is very common & its fins are marked with black & yellow bands, upper side of its body haspatches of shiny, star shaped scale

platichthys stellastus

it grows up to 20 lb (9.1 kg)

winter flounder

it's a valuable commercial species & a popular gamefish

capable of reaching 8 lb (3.6 kg) & occurring from the tidal shallow out to depths of about 400 ft (120 m) or more!

its coloration & marking are very variable, pseudopleuronectes americanus is the scientific name


it's marked with bold red or orange spots & grows to a weight of over 10 lb (4.54 kg)

pleuronectes platessa (european plaice)

hippooglossoides platessoides (american plaice)

sole (solea solea)

it has brown with dark patches on its upper side & creamy white below.. spends the day buried in the sand, feeding at night in midwater & grows to 6 lb 10 oz (3 kg)

a sportfisho could be a chef, as well..

with lemon..


credits: flickr/ the new encyclopedia of fishing / numerous data


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