Marbled flounder

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Marbled flounder
Shiroshita-karei.jpg
Shiroshita Karei, Pleuronectes yokohamae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Pseudopleuronectes
Species: P. yokohamae
Binomial name
Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae
(Günther, 1877)
Synonyms
  • Pleuronectes yokohamae Günther, 1877
  • Limanda yokohamae (Günther, 1877)

The marbled flounder, Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on saltwater sand and mud bottoms. Its natural habitat is the temperate coastal waters of the northwestern Pacific, from southern Hokkaido, Japan, to the Yellow Sea, Gulf of Bohai, East China Sea and Korean Peninsula. It can grow up to 45 centimetres (18 in) in length, and its maximum recorded weight is 1.9 kilograms (4.2 lb).[1]

Diet[edit]

The diet of the marbled flounder consists primarily of benthic organisms such as amphipods, polychaetes, shrimps, crabs and other benthos crustaceans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (6 October 2010). "Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-08-30.