Smooth flounder

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The Smooth flounder lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range - 27 m environment.

The smooth flounder is the smallest of the flatfishes, never exceeding a length of 30 cm. Its body is a typical oblong with its right side exposed, placing it in the righteye flounder group. More

The smooth flounder is found on muddy bottoms in cold, shallow northern waters. The southern, or winter, flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) is an important food and game fish, taken in large numbers by trawlers. More

rays (about 56), too, while the caudal fin of the smooth flounder is narrower and more rounded than that of the winter flounder. More

The smooth flounder, Pleuronectes putnami, is an estuarine flatfish which is relatively common in Great Bay. Though occasionally taken by fishermen, these fish are typically smaller than the more sought after winter flounder. The following tables are components of a smooth flounder habitat model. More

The smooth flounder (Pleuronectes putnami) is a member of the Pleuronectidae family. Species information here... More

Common names

American smooth flounder in English
eelback in English
Glat flynder in Danish (dansk)
Passera 'iscia in Italian (Italiano)
plie lisse in French (français)
Smooth flounder in English
smoothback flounder in English
Solha-lisa in Portuguese (Português)
Solhao liso in Portuguese (Português)
潘氏鰈 in Mandarin Chinese
潘氏鲽 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Pleuronectiformes
Family : Pleuronectidae
Genus : Liopsetta
Species : Liopsetta putnami
Authority : Gill, 1864