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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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Further experiments should include different combinations of vessel speed, sweep angle, and gear visibility to stimulate the run response in flatfishes before their approach to the mouth of a trawl.
Observations of fin use in relation to feeding and resting behavior in flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes).
5 142 2392 Percentage of flatfishes in catch Observations Yellowtail American Witch Number of Tow flounder plaice flounder yellowtail 1 86 14 44 2 92 8 38 3 84 15 1 27 4 92 8 46 5 90 10 35 Table 2 Detailed description of each categorical variable used in the analysis of video footage from 5 tows with a bottom trawl in June 2010 on the southern Grand Bank off eastern Newfoundland.
Total number of flatfishes, by species and average length, collected in 3 same-day trawls per month at Wylly Creek from December 2004 through December 2005 (DuBeck & Curran, 2007).
The fluctuations between yearly recruitment of flatfishes could be caused by their natural mortality due to food limitations or predation (27).
Gibson RN: Impact of habitat quality and quantity on the recruitment of juvenile flatfishes.
Allen RL, and Baltz DM: Distribution and microhabitat use by flatfishes in a Louisiana estuary.