flatfish

DEFINITIONS OF: flatfish

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n any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

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flounder
any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
righteye flounder, righteyed flounder
flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
halibut, holibut
marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder
flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
tongue-fish, tonguefish
left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value
sole
right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
Pleuronectes platessa, plaice
large European food fish
European flatfish, Platichthys flesus
important food fish of Europe
Limanda ferruginea, yellowtail flounder
American flounder having a yellowish tail
Pseudopleuronectes americanus, blackback flounder, lemon sole, winter flounder
important American food fish in the winter
Microstomus kitt, lemon sole
European flatfish highly valued as food
American plaice, Hippoglossoides platessoides
large American food fish
Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus
largest United States flatfish
Hippoglossus stenolepsis, Pacific halibut
a righteye flounder found in the Pacific
Paralichthys lethostigmus, southern flounder
flounder of southern United States
Paralichthys dentatus, summer flounder
flounder of eastern coast of North America
Etropus rimosus, gray flounder, grey flounder
flounder found from North Carolina to Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico
whiff
a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
sand dab
small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
Scophthalmus aquosus, windowpane
very thin translucent flounder of the Atlantic coast of North America
Scophthalmus rhombus, brill
European food fish
Psetta maxima, turbot
a large brownish European flatfish
European sole, Solea solea
highly valued as food
Solea lascaris, lemon sole
small European sole
English sole, Parophrys vitulus, lemon sole
popular pale brown food flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America
Psettichthys melanostichus, sand sole
a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America
Trinectes maculatus, hogchoker
useless as food; in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and Panama
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acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish
a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays

n sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets

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flounder
flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
fillet of sole, sole
lean flesh of any of several flatfish
halibut
lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
yellowtail flounder
flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail
plaice
flesh of large European flatfish
turbot
flesh of a large European flatfish
sand dab
the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America
gray sole, grey sole
greyish-white flesh of a flatfish
English sole, lemon sole
highly valued almost pure white flesh
lemon sole, winter flounder
flesh of American flounder; important in the winter
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saltwater fish
flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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