Stone flounder

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Stone flounder
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Kareius
D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1900
Species: K. bicoloratus
Binomial name
Kareius bicoloratus
(Basilewsky, 1855)

The stone flounder, Kareius bicoloratus, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sandy and muddy bottoms in coastal areas at depths of up to 150 metres (490 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northwest Pacific, from Japan to the Kuril islands, Sakhalin, Korea, northern China and Taiwan. It is oceanodromous and is found in salt, brackish and fresh waters. It can grow up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in length, and may reach 12 years of age.[1]

Diet[edit]

The stone flounder's diet consists of zoobenthos organisms such as amphipods, bivalves, mysids and polychaetes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (6 October 2010). "Kareius bicoloratus". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-08-01.