Spotted turbot

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Spotted turbot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Pleuronichthys
Species: P. ritteri
Binomial name
Pleuronichthys ritteri
Starks & E. L. Morris, 1907
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Distribution of spotted turbot

The Spotted turbot, Pleuronichthys ritteri, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on bottoms at depths of between 1 and 50 metres (3.3 and 164.0 ft). Its native habitat is the subtropical waters of the Eastern Pacific, from Morro Bay in California to southern Baja California in Mexico. It can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b van der Heiden, Lea, B. & Findley, L. 2010. Pleuronichthys ritteri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 01 November 2013
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pleuronichthys ritteri" in FishBase. August 2013 version.