Crested flounder

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Crested flounder
Lophonectes gallus (Crested flounder).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Bothidae
Genus: Lophonectes
L. gallus
Binomial name
Lophonectes gallus
Günther, 1880

The crested flounder, Lophonectes gallus, is a lefteye flounder of the genus Lophonectes, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand in waters less than 240 m in depth. Their length is from 10 to 20 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Lophonectes gallus" in FishBase. February 2006 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