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Starry Flounder

Platichthys stellatus


A distinctive flounder- fins with alternative black and yellow bars, scales stellate (star-shaped scales), size: to 91 cm, 20 lbs (maximum published), most in the area around 12 inches or so although I have caught specimens above 16 inches (40 cm)


Sandy and muddy bottoms near shore. I have also caught this species near eelgrass beds and near stream/river mouths.


Caught from shore with shrimp during incoming tide; Size: 19 inches/ 48 cm, 2.5 pounds

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Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on May 6, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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