Black flounder

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Black flounder
Rhombosolea retiaria (Black Flounder).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Rhombosolea
Species: R. retiaria
Binomial name
Rhombosolea retiaria
Hutton, 1873
Black flounder (Rhombosolea retiaria), Wainui Stream, Paekakariki

The black flounder, Rhombosolea retiaria, is a flatfish of the genus Rhombosolea, found around New Zealand in shallow enclosed waters and coastal freshwater lakes. Its adult length ranges from 20 to 45 cm.