Southern lemon sole

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Southern lemon sole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Pelotretis
Waite, 1911
Species: P. flavilatus
Binomial name
Pelotretis flavilatus
Waite, 1911

The southern lemon sole (Pelotretis flavilatus) is a righteye flounder, the only species in the genus Pelotretis, found around New Zealand in enclosed waters such as estuaries, harbours, mudflats, and sandflats, in waters less than 385 m in depth. Their length is from 25 to 50 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Pelotretis flavilatus" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8