New Zealand turbot

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New Zealand turbot
Colistium nudipinnis (New Zealand turbot).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Colistium
Species: C. nudipinnis
Binomial name
Colistium nudipinnis
(Waite, 1911)

The New Zealand turbot, Colistium nudipinnis, is a righteye flounder of the subfamily Rhombosoleinae in the family Pleuronectidae, found around New Zealand in shallow enclosed waters. Their length is from 25 to 90 cm, and they are the largest flounder in New Zealand.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Colistium nudipinnis" in FishBase. March 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