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Pleuronectiformes  -  Paralichthyidae  -  Paralichthys  -  Paralichthys californicus

Paralichthys californicus

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eyes small, body elongate, head small

 
  LL arched

C doubly concave
 

teeth - 1 row canines

25-32 gill rakers
 
eye-side: scales rough
 
D 66-76

A 49-59
 

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Paralichthys californicus (Ayres, 1859)


Fine flounder


Body height 38-40% of SL; head length 23-32% of SL; eyes on left side, relatively small, separated by a flat space without a ridge; mouth long, 45-50% of head length, ends under or behind rear edge of eye; teeth are large canines, especially at front of mouth; 25-32 gill rakers; dorsal fin begins over upper eye,  66-76; anal fin 49-59; bases of pelvics symmetric; urinary papilla on eye side, immediately behind level of anus; lateral line scales 93-117; eye-side scales rough, large fish with small accessory scales between larger body scales; blind side scales smooth; lateral line extending onto head, with branches to upper eye and below lower eye, strongly arched over pectoral fin.

Eye side greenish brown to black, with darker and lighter mottling and spots.

Size: 152 cm.

Habitat: sandy bottoms; marine and brackish water.

Depth: 1-183 m.

Washington State to southern Baja.

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