Summer flounder

Occurring in the western Atlantic from Maine to South Carolina, possibly further south where the Summer Flounder may mix and be confused with its close relative the Southern Flounder which lacks the eye-like spots of the summer flounder.

The Summer flounder lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 10 - 183 m , usually - 37 m environment.

Summer Flounder are most common to the coastal and shelf waters off of the northeast U.S. where they are commonly called Fluke. More

* Summer flounder is one of the most sought after commercial and recreational fish along the Atlantic coast. More

The summer flounder, or "fluke," a flatfish is found in coastal waters from the southern Gulf of Maine to Florida. More

The summer flounder or fluke, Paralichthys dentatus, is a demersal flatfish distributed from the southern Gulf of Maine to South Carolina. Important commercial and recreational fisheries exist from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. More

Summer flounders are in the family of More

The summer flounder has a flat, rounded body that is brownish on top and whitish on the bottom. Adults have: * Both eyes on the left, or top, side of the head. More

The summer flounder is left-handed; that is, it lies on the bottom on its right side, with its eyes on its left-hand side, and its abdomen is on its left edge as it rests on the bottom, which differentiates it at a glance from the More

The primary food of summer flounder is bony fishes, but cephalopods also are important prey of fish larger than 12.2 in (31 cm). Crustaceans, especially mysids and decapods, are important prey for smaller fishes (those fish less than 8.3 in, or 21 cm). Juveniles (3.9–7. More

Also called fluke, the summer flounder is a pancake-flat fish, with both eyes on one side of the head, an adaptation to living and moving horizonally along the ocean bottom (and a good camouflage). Summer flounder, which can grow to nearly 3 feet (0. More

The 2008 recreational minimum size for summer flounder was 19 inches. This represents the most stringent regulations for recreational flounder fisherman, since the early 1990's when coast wide management measures were implemented. More

Description:The summer flounder is a member of the family, Paralichthyidae. This left-eyed flatfish has both eyes on the left side of its body when viewed from above with the dorsal, or top fin, up. More

Summer flounder lie on the bottom, partly concealed with sand and partly by its coloration, which can be changed to blend in with the surrounding environment. When suitable prey appears, it rushes out and devours the victim. More

The summer flounder is a saltwater fish that ranges from Nova Scotia to Florida, but it is most abundant in waters from Massachusetts to North Carolina. The summer flounder feeds on fish and shrimp. More

the area where summer flounder eggs are collected in the MARMAP survey. More

Common names

Calcan de vara in Rumanian
Cardeau d'été in French (français)
Carta-de-verão in Portuguese (Português)
Falso halibut del Canadá in Spanish (español)
Flounder in English
Fluke in English
Gulf flounder in English
northern fluke in English
Poskarp letnica in Polish (polski)
Sommarvar in Swedish (Svenska)
Sommerhvarre in Danish (dansk)
Summer flounder in English
Zomervogel in Dutch (Nederlands)
камбала зубатая in Russian (русский язык)
палтус ложный in Russian (русский язык)
паралихт летний in Russian (русский язык)
大西洋牙鮃 in Mandarin Chinese
大西洋牙鲆 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Paralichthyidae
Genus : Paralichthys
Species : Paralichthys dentatus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766