|Korea flatfish in a supermarket display tank|
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
It is often referred to as the Japanese flatfish or Korea(n) flatfish (광어) when mentioned in the context of those countries.
It reaches a length of 103 cm (41 in) and a weight of 9.1 kg (20 lb).
The olive flounder is the most common flatfish species raised in aquaculture in Korea. They are raised in Japan and China as well. It is the most highly prized of the Japanese flounders. Although the aquaculture for the olive flounder started from the late 1980s, its commercial production didn't begin on a major scale until the 1990s in Korea.
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