April 2015 archives

Starry Flounder

Order Pleuronectiformes — Righteye Flounders—Family Pleuronectidae Photo ID courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Species: Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787); from the Greek words platy  (flat) and ichthys (fish) and the Latin word stellatus (starry). Alternate Names: Rough-jacket, great flounder, grindstone, emery flounder, emerywheel, leatherjacket, English sole, sand paper flounder, diamondback, long-jaw flounder, California [...]

C-O Turbot

 A C-O Turbot taken from the Redondo Beach Pier Order Pleuronectiformes— Righteye Flounders—Family Pleuronectidae Species: Pleuronichthys coenosus (Girard 1854); from the Greek words pleuron  (side) and ichthys (fish), and the Latin word coenosus (muddy).     Alternate Names: Mottled turbot, C-O sole, and popeye sole. Identification: An oval-shaped, right-eyed member of the flatfish family. C-O turbot [...]

Diamond Turbot

Diamond Turbot from the Shelter Island Pier in San Diego Bay Order Pleuronectiformes — Righteye Flounders—Family Pleuronectidae Species: Hypsopsetta guttulata (Girard 1856); from the Greek word hypsopsetta  (deep flounder, referring to the oval shape) and the Latin word guttulata  (with small spots). Alternate Names: Turbot or diamond flounder. Called platija diamante in Mexico. Identification: Diamond [...]