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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Subfamily: Rhombosoleinae
Regan, 1910

Rhombosoleinae is a subfamily of fish in the Pleuronectidae family, comprising nine genera and 19 species; all members of this subfamily are right eye flounders with asymmetrical pelvic fins. Species are typically demersal, living on bottoms in temperate marine waters on the continental shelf, although some species of Rhombosolea enter fresh water in New Zealand. Most are restricted to waters around Australia and New Zealand, though the Remo flounder, Oncopterus darwinii, occurs in the southwestern Atlantic[1] and the Indonesian ocellated flounder, Psammodiscus ocellatus, occurs in Indonesia.[2]

In some classifications, Rhombosoleinae is raised to the level of a family.[3][4]



  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. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Psammodiscus ocellatus" in FishBase. May 2014 version.
  3. ^ J. A. Cooper and F. Chapleau (1998). "Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification". Fish. Bull. 96 (4): 686–726. 
  4. ^ "Pleuronectidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2 April 2006.