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flat·fish

 (flăt′fĭsh′)
n. pl. flatfish or flat·fish·es
Any of numerous chiefly marine fishes of the order Pleuronectiformes, including the flounders, soles, and halibuts, having a laterally compressed body with both eyes on the upper side.

flatfish

(ˈflætˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any marine spiny-finned fish of the order Heterosomata, including the halibut, plaice, turbot, and sole, all of which (when adult) swim along the sea floor on one side of the body, which is highly compressed and has both eyes on the uppermost side

flat•fish

(ˈflætˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of various bottom-dwelling fishes of the order Pleuronectiformes that have a flattened, laterally oriented body with both eyes on the upper side.
[1700–10]

flat·fish

(flăt′fĭsh′)
Any of numerous bottom-dwelling fish, such as the flounder, halibut, and sole, that have a flattened body. During a flatfish's larval stage, the head twists and one eye migrates to the other side, so that both eyes in the adult are on one side of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatfish - sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fishflatfish - sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
fillet of sole, sole - lean flesh of any of several flatfish
halibut - lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
2.flatfish - any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Heterosomata, order Heterosomata, order Pleuronectiformes - flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes
flounder - any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
righteye flounder, righteyed flounder - flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
holibut, halibut - marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder - flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
tonguefish, tongue-fish - left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value
sole - right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
Translations
Plattfisch
poisson plat
lepényhal
カレイ

flatfish

[ˈflætfɪʃ] N (flatfish or flatfishes (pl)) → pez m plano (Tech) → (pez m) pleuronectiforme m (p.ej. platija, lenguado)

flatfish

[ˈflætfɪʃ] npoisson m platflat-footed [ˌflætˈfʊtɪd] adj
to be flat-footed → avoir les pieds plats

flatfish

[ˈflætfɪʃ] npesce m piatto
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As a predator advances, a flatfish will either remain immobile or flee to a short distance to maintain distance from the predator, settling only when the encounter ceases.
The foot-long flatfish was discovered yesterday morning by Steve Madden as he strolled along the promenade in New Brighton with his three terriers.
Joe Lindsay headed for Druridge Bay, which had been giving up plenty of flatfish including one or two decent turbot, for flatfish - taking four dab and three flounder for only 3lb 11.
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The company emphasizes processed flatfish and ground fish for retail markets in the US, the UK and continental Europe.
With skipper Colin Penny putting the lads on a great flatfish mark, plaice of four and five pounds were soon being caught, but it was Neil who hooked the best of the day, bringing in a 6lb beauty.
The objective of the research is to profile the use of a shallow estuarine tidal creek by flatfish species.
Sainsbury's is ramping up its efforts to source greater volumes of dab -the once-unpopular flatfish - by taking on a second dab supplier and sending out a message to UK fishermen that "whatever you land, we'll have it".
Gunther Hansel, 70, spent less than two hours wrestling with the massive 8ft 2in flatfish after hooking it in an Icelandic fjord with a 30lb line and plastic lure.