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#1 manatee19

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hi all,

We shot this guy at BHB last July.

Body of a flouder with a mouth aking to a stargazer... puzzling...

Can anyone provide positive ID with scientific name?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

BHB?

Your fish is a flounder/sole/fluke/etc. of some kind. Not enough information to identify.
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#3 manatee19

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

I thought about fluke but I was not sure.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

I'm sorry, but it isn't a fluke. It is a flounder of the genus Paralichthys, one of the sand flounders. My money is that it's a P. albigutta, gulf flounder, but I would need to see more of its visible side to be sure. Google also P. dentatus, summer flounder and P. lethostigma, southern flounder. All three have very similar faces, but a positive diagnosis can be made by observing the arrangement and types of spots that are on the visible side. BHB = Blue Heron Bridge.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:31 AM

Thanks Bryce, that puts me on a good track.

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