Paralichthys lethostigma

Paralichthys lethostigma
Southern Flounder – Paralichthys lethostigma
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
ParalichthyidaeParalichthys lethostigmaJordan and Gilbert1884Southern Flounder

Paralichthys lethostigma

Unique Characters: Flattened, oblong body with eyes located on the left side. Upper body brownish with numerous indistinct and diffuse spots. Usually 9-10 gill rakers on lowermost gill arch.

Similar Species

Summer Flounder
Paralichthys dentatus

Gulf Flounder
Paralichthys albiguttata

Paralichthys dentatus
Summer Flounder – Paralichthys dentatus
Gulf Flounder – Paralichthys albiguttata

Summer Flounder Paralichthys dentatus. Numerous ocellated large spots on upper side. Usually 15 or more gill rakers.

Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albiguttata. Numerous large, ocellated spots on upper side. Usually 9-12 short, stubby gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch.

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