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summer flounder

paralichthys dentatus

Description:

body wide,somewhat flattened.rimmed with long dorsal and anal fins.eyes on left side of body and close together.well developed teeth.color brown-olive with eye spots,but will change to keep the fish camouflaged.blind side white and featureless.

Habitat:

bottom dweller,prefers sandy or muddy bottoms.average weight 2-5 lbs. current world record 22lb.7oz.

Notes:

occurs in the western atlantic ocean from Maine to the Carolinas...notice crescent shaped pupils in eyes...

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DennisStallings
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DennisStallings

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 28, 2011
Submitted on Sep 28, 2011

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