Flounder

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2023-07-18 Snargl 2 minutes 26 seconds

Where does the Flounder live?

Fish that is swimming in some water near some corals and seaweeds on the ocean floor
Fish that is swimming in some water near some rocks and plants and a light shining on it's side
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Flounder is a common name for several species of flatfish that live in different oceans around the world.

They have a unique adaptation of having both eyes on one side of their body, which helps them camouflage on the sea floor.

They are demersal fish, meaning they live near the bottom of the sea, where they ambush their prey.

Some of the factors that influence the habitat of flounder are the water temperature, salinity, depth, and substrate.

Flounder can be found in bays, estuaries, beaches, and coral reefs, as well as in deeper waters along the continental shelf or the deep sea.

Flounder are an important food fish for humans, and some species are threatened by overfishing and pollution.

Flounder typically grow to a length of 22–60 centimeters (8.7–23.6 in), and as large as 95 centimeters (37 in).

Their width is about half their length.

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What does the Flounder look like?

Fish with a yellow body and black spots on it's body, on a sandy beach
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A flounder is a type of flatfish that has both eyes on one side of its body.

It is born with an eye on each side, but as it grows, one eye migrates to the other side through a complex process of metamorphosis.

This allows the flounder to lie on the bottom of the ocean floor, with the eyed side facing up and the blind side blending in with the sand or mud.

Flounders can change their colour and pattern to match their surroundings and avoid predators.

There are many species of flounders, belonging to different families and living in different regions of the world.

Some of the common flounders are:
  • European flounder: a marine and freshwater fish of Europe that has a brown or green eyed side with red spots and a white blind side.
    It can grow up to 50 cm (20 inches) in length and 2.7 kg (6 pounds) in weight.
  • Starry flounder: a North Pacific fish that has a black or brown eyed side with orange or yellow spots and a white or orange blind side.
    It can grow up to 91 cm (36 inches) in length and 9 kg (20 pounds) in weight.
  • Summer flounder: an American Atlantic fish that has a brown or dark green eyed side with black spots and a white blind side.
    It can grow up to 94 cm (37 inches) in length and 13 kg (29 pounds) in weight.
  • Winter flounder: an American Atlantic fish that has a brown or black eyed side with small black dots and a white blind side.
    It can grow up to 64 cm (25 inches) in length and 3.6 kg (8 pounds) in weight.
  • Peacock flounder: a tropical American Atlantic fish that has a blue or brown eyed side with many pale blue spots and rings and a white blind side.
    It can grow up to 45 cm (18 inches) in length and 1 kg (2 pounds) in weight.
  • Brill: a large European fish that has a brown or grey eyed side with dark spots and a white blind side.
    It can grow up to 75 cm (29 inches) in length and 8 kg (18 pounds) in weight.
  • Dusky flounder: a tropical western Atlantic fish that has a brown or grey eyed side with dark spots and a white or yellow blind side.
    It can grow up to 41 cm (16 inches) in length and 0.9 kg (2 pounds) in weight.
Flounders are mainly carnivorous, feeding on fish spawn, crustaceans, worms, and small fish.

They ambush their prey by lying still on the bottom and then striking with a sudden movement.

Flounders are also important food and sport fish for humans, but some of their populations are threatened by overfishing and pollution.
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