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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae Large-tooth flounders

Genus: Paralichthys

(See list of species below)



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18 species
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Photo by Reyes, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Paralichthys adspersus (Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paralichthys adspersus
[Fine flounder]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.3 cm SL
Paralichthys aestuarius Gilbert & Scofield, 1898

Photo by FAO
 
Paralichthys aestuarius
[Cortez flounder]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Paralichthys albigutta Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Paralichthys albigutta
[Gulf flounder]

Photo by IGFA

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Paralichthys brasiliensis (Ranzani, 1842)

Photo by IGFA
 
Paralichthys brasiliensis
[Brazilian flounder]

Photo by Gisbert, E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Paralichthys californicus (Ayres, 1859)

Photo by Gisbert, E.
 
Paralichthys californicus
[California flounder]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Paralichthys delfini
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Paralichthys dentatus
[Summer flounder]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Paralichthys fernandezianus
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Paralichthys isosceles Jordan, 1891

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Paralichthys isosceles
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Paralichthys lethostigma Jordan & Gilbert, 1884

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Paralichthys lethostigma
[Southern flounder]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Paralichthys microps (Günther, 1881)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paralichthys microps
[]

Photo by CAFS

Western Pacific
Max. Length 103 cm TL
Paralichthys olivaceus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by CAFS
 
Paralichthys olivaceus
[Bastard halibut]

Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 62.4 cm TL
Paralichthys orbignyanus (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Paralichthys orbignyanus
[]

Photo by Martins, I.A.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Paralichthys patagonicus Jordan, 1889

Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Paralichthys patagonicus
[Patagonian flounder]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Paralichthys squamilentus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Paralichthys squamilentus
[Broad flounder]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 26.2 cm NG
Paralichthys triocellatus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Paralichthys triocellatus
[]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paralichthys tropicus Ginsburg, 1933

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Paralichthys tropicus
[Tropical flounder]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Paralichthys woolmani Jordan & Williams, 1897

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralichthys woolmani
[Speckled flounder]



18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paralichthys adspersus Fine flounder Eastern Pacific 70 TL 1867
Paralichthys aestuarius Cortez flounder Eastern Central Pacific 58.3 SL 1898
Paralichthys albigutta Gulf flounder Western Atlantic 71 TL 1882
Paralichthys brasiliensis Brazilian flounder Southwest Atlantic 100 TL 1842
Paralichthys californicus California flounder Eastern Pacific 152 TL 1859
Paralichthys delfini Southeast Pacific 1987
Paralichthys dentatus Summer flounder Northwest Atlantic 94 TL 1766
Paralichthys fernandezianus Southeast Pacific 1903
Paralichthys isosceles Southwest Atlantic 38 TL 1891
Paralichthys lethostigma Southern flounder Western Atlantic 83 TL 1884
Paralichthys microps Southeast Pacific 41 TL 1881
Paralichthys olivaceus Bastard halibut Western Pacific 103 TL 1846
Paralichthys orbignyanus Southwest Atlantic 62.4 TL 1839
Paralichthys patagonicus Patagonian flounder Southeast Pacific 62 TL 1889
Paralichthys squamilentus Broad flounder Western Atlantic 46 TL 1882
Paralichthys triocellatus Southwest Atlantic 26.2 NG 1903
Paralichthys tropicus Tropical flounder Western Central Atlantic 50 TL 1933
Paralichthys woolmani Speckled flounder Eastern Pacific 80 TL 1897



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