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flatfish

fish with severely flattened bodies, having both eyes on one side and swim on one side; includes halibut, flounder, sole; generally considered to mean members of the order Pleuronectiformes.
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To scale any return on investment (ROI) for practicing pauses, the calculated Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (Pearson's r) was calculated between CPUE of scallop catch and CPUE of flatfish catch for only the control tows, and then again for only paused (all pause durations combined) tows.
All of the results indicated that pitx2 functions as an important component of the Nodal signaling pathway which might regulate the L-R asymmetry in flatfish.
Total flatfish densities, estimated as the number of stationary and moving flatfishes in each video frame, were recorded at the start of each observation (start density).
The story of the Trieste flatfish requires reexamination in an attempt to distinguish fiction from fact.
There are several hundred species of flatfish in the order Pleuronectiformes (Robins & Ray, 1986).
It's easy to confuse fluke with other similar flatfish.
A new look at the fossils of primitive flatfish offer evidence that these fish--well-known for having both eyes on one side of their head--started out symmetrical and gradually evolved their one-sided trait.
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Happier times, however, are certainly ahead for lingcod and flatfish fanciers.
You might be surprised to know that in this unique spectrum offish known as flatfish, encompassing some 530 species, only a few dozen play an important role in the commercial food distribution network.
As more than half of the cod killed are caught accidentally in nets designed for other fish, the commission is also recommending a 15 per cent reduction in trawling for whiting and flatfish and in gillnet fishing.