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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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Pleuronectiformes 1% Characiformes 63% Siluriformes 23% Perciformes 9% Beloniformes 1% Gymnotiformes 3% Nota: Tabla derivada de grafico segmentado.
The following brief survey focuses on previous research on gill-arch skeletons and their tooth plates, teeth and gill rakers in Pleuronectiformes and other teleosts (classification follows Nelson et al.
Common name Scientific name A Individual taxa Bank rockfish Sebastes rufus Blackeye goby# Rhinogobiops nicholsii Bocaccio Sebastes paucispinis Flatfishes Pleuronectiformes Greenspotted rockfish# (1) Sebastes chlorostictus Greenstriped rockfish# Sebastes elongatus Hagfishes# Eptatretus spp.
It is well known that pleuronectiformes eyes first develop symmetrically during embryogenesis, with one on each side of the face, and that one eye then migrates to the other side at metamorphosis, with subsequent pigmentation on the ocular side (Okada et al.
Darwin (1859) accepted the hypothesis that during metamorphosis the Pleuronectiformes symmetrical larvae could not long retain a vertical position because of the excessive depth of their bodies and the loss of the swim bladder.
3%) Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) 2 Order Pleuronectiformes (0.
The seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text cover a wide variety of subjects, including the systematic diversity of the pleuronectiformes, distributions and biogeography of flatfishes, life-history traits in flatfishes, and others.
Arripididae Australian Salmons * * -- -- Carangidae Trevallies * * -- * Elasmobranch Sharks, Skates and Rays * -- * -- Lutjanidae Coral Snappers, Fusiliers * -- * -- Mugilidae Sea Mullets * * -- -- Pleuronectiformes Flatfishes * * -- -- Pomatomidae Tailors * -- -- -- Sciaenidae Mulloways * * -- * Serranidae Rockcods and Seaperches * * * * Sillaginidae Whitings * -- -- * C.
Pescados de baixo Manjuba (Engraulidae), sardinha valor comercial (Clupeidae), Gerreidae, Carangidae, alguns Pleuronectiformes, alguns Sciaenidae e outros.