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Flounder Platichthys flesus Length to 50cm<br />
One of our most widespread and familiar flatfish. Found on sandy substrates, and young animals often occur inshore. Adult lives with right side, and eyes, facing uppermost. Outline is elongate-oval, and head, tail and tail stock are proportionately large. Mottled patterning resembles sand and gravel. Widespread and locally common.
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Flounder Platichthys flesus Length to 50cm
One of our most widespread and familiar flatfish. Found on sandy substrates, and young animals often occur inshore. Adult lives with right side, and eyes, facing uppermost. Outline is elongate-oval, and head, tail and tail stock are proportionately large. Mottled patterning resembles sand and gravel. Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 15 Aug 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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