Ocellated turbot

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Ocellated turbot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Pleuronichthys
Species: P. ocellatus
Binomial name
Pleuronichthys ocellatus
Starks & W. F. Thompson, 1910
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Distribution of ocellated turbot

The Ocellated turbot, Pleuronichthys ocellatus, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on bottoms at depths of between 1 and 140 metres (3.3 and 459.3 ft). Its native habitat is the subtropical waters of the Eastern Pacific, specifically southern Baja California (Magdalena Bay area) and the upper Gulf of California (northern Sinaloa); it is the only member of the genus to prefer subtropical waters. It can grow up to 24 centimetres (9.4 in) in length.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pleuronichthys ocellatus". IUCN Red List. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  2. ^ Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (6 October 2010). "Pleuronichthys ocellatus". Fishbase. Retrieved 2011-07-29.