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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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Seasonal Use of a Shallow Creek by Flatfish Species
Fossil evidence had already shown that flatfish ancestors had one eye on each side of the head.
Wylly Creek was sampled because initial studies indicated that more flatfishes were present in Wylly Creek than elsewhere in Wassaw Sound even though we were restricted to sampling during ebbing tide because the creek was inaccessible at low tide, which is when flatfish are usually most concentrated.
In 1998, the Groundfish Forum, an organization representing groundfish trawl catcher/processors that fish in Alaska waters, obtained a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) exempted fishing permit to test systematically the exclusion of halibut from flatfish trawls with a selected industry device.
Otterspool Prom This is the farthest down the river that most saltwater fish are likely to go, and will produce similar species of fish to Liverpool Marina - cod, whiting and flatfish.
Gordon Fairley of Amble was not far behind overall with 18 flatfish for 10lb 123/4oz.
The man was fishing with friends on a beach in Icapui, Brazil, when he reeled in a small flatfish.
Alaska flatfish trawlers have very long cables (called sweeps) between doors and net to herd fish into the path of the trawl.
This is the best time of year to enjoy sea fish, particularly flatfish such as sole, plaice, brill, turbot and even the humble flounder and dab.
The flatfish has historically been passed over in favour of larger flatfish such as sole or plaice.
A new look at the fossils of primitive flatfish reveals that these fish--well-known for having both eyes on one side of their heads--started out symmetrical and gradually evolved their off-kilter trait.