Cleisthenes (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Cleisthenes
D. S. Jordan & Starks, 1904

Cleisthenes is a genus of righteye flounders native to the northwest Pacific Ocean.


Both species in the genus are commonly known as Sôhachi in Japan.[1][2]


The genus is named after the Athenian noble and democrat Cleisthenes.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[3]


  1. ^ Froese, Ranier; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (6 October 2010). "Cleisthenes herzensteini". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ Froese, Ranier; Pauly, Daniel, eds. (6 October 2010). "Cleisthenes pinetorum". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). Species of Cleisthenes in FishBase. April 2006 version.