Banded-fin flounder

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Banded-fin flounder
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Azygopus
Norman, 1926
Species: A. pinnifasciatus
Binomial name
Azygopus pinnifasciatus
Norman, 1926

The banded-fin flounder or spotted flounder, Azygopus pinnifasciatus, is a righteye flounder and the only species in the genus Azygopus. It is found off southern Australia and New Zealand, on the continental slope at depths of between 120 and 900 m (390 and 2,950 ft). Its length is up to 20 cm (7.9 in).


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Azygopus pinnifasciatus" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8