Barfin flounder

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Barfin flounder
マツカワ (Verasper moseri) (15257828160).jpg
Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Verasper
Species: V. moseri
Binomial name
Verasper moseri
D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1898

The Barfin flounder, Verasper moseri, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sandy, muddy bottoms at depths of up to 900 metres (3,000 ft). It can reach up to 70 centimetres (28 in) in length, and can weigh as much as 4.0 kilograms (8.8 lb). Its native habitat is the northwestern Pacific, specifically the Sea of Okhotsk, Japan's northern Pacific coast, the Strait of Tartary and the Kuril Islands.[1]


  1. ^ "Barfin flounder". Fishbase. Archived from the original on 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2009-05-14.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)