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FLOUNDER

Paralichtys albigutta

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  • FLOUNDER

    Their right eye migrates over to left side early in life. Flounders feed on crustaceans and small fishes. They have the ability to camouflage by changing colors to match their surrounding habitat and avoid predators.
  • Appearance:
    Bottom-oriented flatfish with both eyes on the left side | Numerous spots and blotches on body with three prominent dark, eyelike spots forming a triangle-shape (one spot on lateral line, one above and one below)

    Size:
    Common to 14 inches (2 lbs.)
  • Habitat:
    You can find them inshore on sandy or mud bottoms, often ranging into tidal creeks. Occasionally caught on nearshore rocky reefs.