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flounder

members of the families Bothidae and Pleuronectidae; flatfish with eyes on the same side of the head.

flounder ulcer disease
progressive and sometimes fatal ulceration in greenback flounder and probably other species of flatfish. Caused by Aeromonas salmonicida. See also atypical aeromonassalmonicida.
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Flounder prefer soft bottoms with structures that attract small baitfish and shrimp.
There are some nice flounder in the Tyne - Tommy Tate took the longest at 40cm in the "One that got away", won by Gareth Gardiner with 12 fish for 311cm.
Coastal populations of winter flounder spawn demersal eggs inside estuaries during the winter and early spring (Pearcy, 1962).
Winners in zone 2 were Gwent SAC member Neil Evans with a 38cm flounder and Kevin Hughes with a total catch that measured up to 101cm.
The Kamchatka Flounder was originally described by Jordan and Starks (1904) from a single specimen collected in Matsushima Bay, off northern Japan.
Diodati's data shows that while Boston Harbor flounder numbers may be indeed going down, they're not diminishing from overfishing by the state's commercial fleet.
The optimum water temperature for growth of olive flounder was reported to be 20-25[degrees]C and its growth rate tended to decrease with lowered temperature (Iwata et al.
MBL Senior Scientist and cephalopod expert Roger Hanlon and his colleagues report the exceptional camouflage capabilities of the Atlantic longarm octopus, Macrotritopus defilippi, whose strategy for avoiding predators includes expertly disguising itself as a flounder.
This Sunday the action switches to Arbroath, with the Scottish Open Flounder Championships.
For many years the two most popular species of fish used for breaded-fish sandwiches in schools and restaurants were cod and flounder.