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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Cuvier, 1816

Pleuronectinae is a subfamily of fish in the Pleuronectidae family, comprising 27 genera and 62 extant species (there are also fossil species, including two Clidoderma). Members of the subfamily are demersal carnivores that live in arctic and northern seas.[1]


Unplaced genera (18 extant species in 10 genera):


  1. ^ Evseenko, Sergei A. (February 2004). "Family Pleuronectidae Cuvier 1816 — righteye flounders" (PDF). Calif. Acad. Sci. Annotated Checklists of Fishes. 37: 37pp. Retrieved 2011-08-02.