Hippoglossus

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Hippoglossus
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Pieni).jpg
Atlantic Halibut (H. hippoglossus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Genus: Hippoglossus
G. Cuvier, 1816

Hippoglossus is a genus of very large righteye flounders with one species native to the north Atlantic Ocean and one to the north Pacific Ocean.

Etymology[edit]

The word hippoglossus is derived from the Greek hippos, meaning "horse", and glossus, meaning "tongue" - a reference to the shape of the fish.

Species[edit]

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