Ridged-eye flounder

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Ridged-eye flounder
Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Pleuronichthys
Species: P. cornutus
Binomial name
Pleuronichthys cornutus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

The Ridged-eye flounder, Pleuronichthys cornutus, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on sand and mud coastal bottoms at depths of between 2 and 170 metres (6.6 and 557.7 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northwestern Pacific, from southern Hokkaido to the Korean peninsula, the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea and the South China Sea. It can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) in length, and can weigh up to 1 kilogram (2.2 lb).[1]

Nomenclature[edit]

In the United Kingdom the ridged-eye flounder is also known as the frog flounder; in Japan it is called meita garei, and in Korea it is known as to-da-ri.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly (15 July 2009). "Pleuronichthys cornutus". Fishbase. Retrieved 2009-12-02.