|Scaldfish, Arnoglossus laterna|
Lefteye flounders are a family, Bothidae, of flounders. They are called "lefteye flounders" because most species lie on the sea bottom on their right side, with both eyes on the left side. A helpful reminder when trying to recall the family name for this fish is that "Bothidae (Both o' dey) eyes are on the same side o' dey head." The family is also distinguished by the presence of spines on the snout and near the eyes.
Lefteye flounders vary considerably in size between species, ranging from 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in length. They include such economically important species as the Japanese halibut.
Mediterranean scaldfish (Arnoglossus laterna) larva
Wide-eyed flounder, Bothus podas
Deepwater flounder, Monolene sessilicauda
Sash flounder, Trichopsetta ventralis