pigmentation of both the eyed and blind side of flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes) in which, ordinarily, only the eyed side is pigmented. Also called hypermelanosis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • hypermelanosis — excess of dark pigmentation, e.g. on the blind side of some individual flatfishes, cf. hypomelanosis. Also called ambicolouration …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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