Remo flounder

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Remo flounder
Oncopterus darwini.jpg
Conservation status
Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Oncopterus
Steindachner, 1874
Species: O. darwinii
Binomial name
Oncopterus darwinii
Steindachner, 1874

The Remo flounder, Oncopterus darwinii, is an edible flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on bottoms at depths of between 20 and 80 metres (66 and 262 ft). Its native habitat is the southwestern Atlantic[1] along the southeast coast of South America, from Santa Catarina, Brazil in the north to the San Matías Gulf, Argentina in the south. It can reach 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.[2]

Identification[edit]

The Remo flounder is a righteyed flounder and so has both its eyes on the right-hand side of its body. Its upper surface is pale brown in colour with small white spots, and large white spots at its edges. The lateral line is marked by a distinctive semi-circular curve above the pectoral fin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evseenko, Sergei A. (February 2004). "Family Pleuronectidae Cuvier 1816 — righteye flounders" (PDF). Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes 37: 37pp. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ a b Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (5 June 2009). "Oncopterus darwinii". Fishbase. Retrieved 2009-06-18.