Black flounder

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Black flounder
Rhombosolea retiaria (Black Flounder).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Rhombosolea
R. retiaria
Binomial name
Rhombosolea retiaria
Hutton, 1873

The black flounder (Rhombosolea retiaria) is a flatfish of the genus Rhombosolea, found around New Zealand in shallow enclosed waters and coastal freshwater lakes. Its adult length ranges from 20 to 45 cm.


  1. ^ David, B.; Franklin, P.; Hitchmough, R.; et al. (2014). "Rhombosolea retiaria". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T197304A2481933. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T197304A2481933.en. Downloaded on 26 March 2018.