Tropical flounder

The Tropical flounder lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 185 m environment.

Flashy flounder - tropical flounder changes its color to blend in with different backgrounds - Brief Article = Science World, Nov 1, 1996 by Samantha Bonar - * 1 * 2 More

suggests that the tropical flounder is nature's true master of disguise. The fish can change its coloring to blend in with any background in just eight seconds, says scientist Vilayanur Ramachandran. That's the fastest change of "face" ever observed for a flounder. More

The Tropical Flounder is a flat fish, typically a shade of tan or brown to better camouflage itself with the sand bed it inhabits. More

Common names

Cardeau tropical in French (français)
Goishi-hirame in Japanese (日本語)
Lenguado criollo in Spanish (español)
Linguado in Portuguese (Português)
Poskarp karaibski in Polish (polski)
Solha in Portuguese (Português)
Tropical flounder in English
热带牙鲆 in Mandarin Chinese
热带牙鲆 in Unknown
熱帶牙鮃 in Mandarin Chinese
熱帶牙鮃 in Unknown

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Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Paralichthyidae
Genus : Paralichthys
Species : Paralichthys tropicus
Authority : Ginsburg, 1933