Pleuronectes Americanus
Flatfish Flat"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}; esp., the winter flounder ({Pleuronectes Americanus}). The flatfishes have the body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side, as the flounder, turbot, and halibut. See {Flounder}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pleuronectes flesus — Flounder Floun der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A flatfish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}, of many species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common English flounder… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleuronectes stellatus — Flounder Floun der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A flatfish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}, of many species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common English flounder… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • P Americanus — Flounder Floun der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder, Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A flatfish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}, of many species. [1913 Webster] Note: The common English flounder… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plie — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « plie » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. plie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Winter flounder — Taxobox name = Winter flounder image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Pleuronectiformes familia = Pleuronectidae genus = Pseudopleuronectes species = P. americanus binomial = Pseudopleuronectes… …   Wikipedia

  • Marine life of New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary — The Marine life of New York New Jersey Harbor Estuary refers to the variety of flora and fauna in and around Port of New York and New Jersey. For bodies of water within the estuary see Geography of New York New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Much of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Flatfish — Flat fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Pleuronectid[ae]}; esp., the winter flounder ({Pleuronectes Americanus}). The flatfishes have the body flattened, swim on the side, and have eyes on one side, as the flounder, turbot, and halibut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine life of New York Harbor — The Marine life of New York Harbor refers to the variety of flora and fauna in and around New York Harbor in the vicinity of New York City. A popular misconception holds that the harbor is incapable of supporting any life at all. In reality, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Westport River — The Westport River in Massachusetts lies between Narragansett Bay and Buzzards Bay. It is widely used for recreation and boating. It is regarded as a difficult river to enter, and local knowledge is required. Wildlife The Westport River estuary… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleuronectidae — Schollen Flunder (Platichthys flesus) Systematik Reihe: Knochenfische (Osteichthyes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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