Alaska's marine ecosystems are highly productive, supporting numerous fisheries for benthic and benthopelagic species, such as walleye pol-lock (Gadus chalcogrammus), Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), and several species of rockfishes (Scorpaenidae) and flatfish (Pleuronectidae
Order Pleuronectiformes Family Pleuronectidae
Isopsetta isolepis (Lockington, 1880), butter sole (Fig.
Host-parasite relationship between Gyrodactylus stellatus (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) and Parophrys vetulus (Pleuronectidae
) from coastal waters of Oregon.
Atlantic mackerel Gobiidae goby Blenniidae blenny Tripterygion delaisi black-faced blenny Mugilidae mullet Pleuronectiforme flatfish Pleuronectidae
sole Solea sp.
The taxonomic families present in >20% of samples included Pleuronectidae
(60.80%), Clupeidae (36.18%), Osmeridae (25.57%), and Cottidae (21.31%).
A previous investigation of the flatfish species [European plaice Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus, 1758 and European flounder Platichthys flesus trachurus (Duncer, 1892), both in the Pleuronectidae
, and turbot Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Scophthalmidae] (Pleuronectiformes) of the Baltic Sea (Marss et al.
The fish communities along the Skagerrak coast also include several flatfishes (Pleuronectidae
), labrids (Labridae), clupeids (Clupeidae), gobies (Gobiidae) and other smaller non-harvested species (Barcelo et al., 2016).
Dominant species included Sebastes semicinctus (Gilbert, 1897), Sebastes saxicola (Gilbert, 1890), Sebastes elongatus (Ayres, 1859), Ophiodon elongatus (Girard, 1859), unidentified flatfishes (Pleuronectidae
), Agonidae, and Zaniolepis spp.
Psettedidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae
. London British Museum (Natural History), 1, 459.
Cytochrome b (Cyt-b) gene sequence analysis in six flatfish species (Teleostei, Pleuronectidae
), with phylogenetic and taxonomic insights.
Traquair (1840-1912) devoted his first study to the asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae
, in which he also discussed and perfectly illustrated the mucous canals of the lateral lines on the heads of the turbot and plaice (Traquair 1865, pl.
For seine and trawl catches, unidentified small flatfish (Pleuronectidae
), gadids (Gadidae), pricklebacks (Stichaeidae), and sculpins (Cottidae) were counted in the total catch, but were not considered separate species for species richness calculations because at least one identifiable species from these taxa was captured; unidentified small snailfish and unidentified small poacher were considered separate species because no identifiable species from the families Liparidae and Agonidae were captured.