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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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Soft substratum had the lowest habitat complexity and the lowest diversity and density of fishes of all three strata, although many of these species, particularly the Pleuronectiformes, are important commercial species.
Witch flounder is an interesting study organism because it displays a life history characteristic that is very different from other Pleuronectiformes.
2), who reported that males generally have smaller size at 50% maturity than females within the Pleuronectiformes.
The neritic assemblage was composed of pelagic fish, such as the Clupeidae, Engraulidae, Carangidae, and Bregmacerotidae, as well as the demersal fish Gobiidae and Pleuronectiformes.