Butter sole

The butter sole is a right-eyed flounder with an oval-shaped body.

The Butter sole lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 20 - 425 m environment.

rex sole and butter sole) are incorrectly called sole in the United States, the highly prized true sole is found only in European waters. The best-known of these is the Dover sole (also called Channel sole), which is found in coastal waters from Denmark to the Mediterranean Sea. More

Butter sole- Iopsetta isolepis - Remarks: This species has recreational and commercial value. Although most butter sole in the bay are less than 30cm, larger specimens can be located in the channels. More

lemon sole, butter sole, sand sole and yellowfin sole, are really flounders. They differ in taste but have been preferred by many over the costlier true sole. There are four true soles in western Atlantic waters — the hogchoker, lined, naked and scrawled soles. More

Common names

butter sole in English
Ihémek'we in Salish
Rombica zlotobrzega in Polish (polski)
Smørtunge in Danish (dansk)
等头鲽 in Mandarin Chinese
等頭鰈 in Mandarin Chinese
等鰭鰈 in Mandarin Chinese
等鳍鲽 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Pleuronectidae
Genus : Isopsetta
Species : Isopsetta isolepis
Authority : Lockington, 1880