Shrimp flounder

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Shrimp flounder
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae
Genus: Gastropsetta
B. A. Bean, 1895
Species: G. frontalis
Binomial name
Gastropsetta frontalis
B. A. Bean, 1895

The Shrimp flounder (Gastropsetta frontalis) is a species of large-tooth flounder, the only member of its genus Gastropsetta. It is endemic to the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina to Florida, and from the northern Gulf of Mexico to Panama. It also occurs in The Bahamas.

The Shrimp flounder grows to a maximum of 25 cm in length, and like other large-tooth flounders has both eyes on the left side of the head. It occurs in bays and shallow waters.