Finless flounder

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Finless flounder
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Achiropsettidae
Genus: Achiropsetta
Norman, 1930
Species: A. tricholepis
Binomial name
Achiropsetta tricholepis
Norman, 1930

Achiropsetta tricholepis, the Finless flounder or Prickly flounder, is a species of southern flounder with a southern circumpolar distribution. It lives in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean off Patagonia, the Falkland Islands and the Burdwood Bank, and also off the Ob Bank, Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, and the Campbell Plateau. It is usually caught in depths of 21 to 1,186 metres (69 to 3,891 ft). This species can grow to 39 centimetres (15 in) TL.