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Types of Flatfish

American ​Soles​
American ​Soles​

The American soles are a family (Achiridae) of flatfish occurring in both freshwater and marine environments of the Americas.The family includes about 35 species in seven genera.

Dabs​
Dabs​

The common dab (Limanda limanda) is an edible flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish native to shallow seas around Northern Europe, in particular the North Sea, where it lives on sandy bottoms down to depths of about 100 metres (330 ft).

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Dexistes​
Dexistes​

The Rikuzen flounder (Dexistes rikuzenius) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sandy and muddy bottoms in temperate waters at depths of between 42 and 200 metres (138 and 656 ft).

Large Tooth ​Flounders​
Large Tooth ​Flounders​

Large-tooth flounders or sand flounders are a family, Paralichthyidae, of flounders. The family contains 14 genera with a total of about 110 species. They lie on the sea bed on their right side; both eyes are always on the left side of the head, while the Pleuronectidae usually (but not always) have their eyes on the right side of the head.

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Scaldfish​
Scaldfish​

No other flatfish is known from hydrothermal vents. Many species will enter brackish or fresh water, and a smaller number of soles (families Achiridae and Soleidae) and tonguefish (Cynoglossidae) are entirely restricted to fresh water.

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Scophthalmidae​
Scophthalmidae​

Scophthalmidae (turbots) Paralichthyidae (large-tooth flounders) ... A flatfish is a member of the order Pleuronectiformes of ray-finned demersal fishes, ...

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Soleidae​
Soleidae​

Soleidae (true soles) Cynoglossidae (tonguefishes) A flatfish is a member of the order Pleuronectiformes of ray-finned demersal fishes, also called the Heterosomata, ...

Tonguefish​
Tonguefish​

No other flatfish is known from hydrothermal vents. Scientists are unsure of the mechanism that allows the fish to survive and even thrive in such a hostile environment.

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Whiffs​
Whiffs​

Whiff is a common name for various species of flatfish. It may refer to: Whiff or Megrim (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis), a species of flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae ...

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