order Pleuronectiformes

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Related to order Pleuronectiformes: Pleuronectidae
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Noun1.order Pleuronectiformes - flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes
animal order - the order of animals
Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
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
Bothidae, family Bothidae - a family of fish of the order Heterosomata
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1 Gelatinous snailfish (Liparis fabricii) * 1 Kelp snailfish (Liparis tunicatus) * 3 Order Perciformes (0.3%) Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) 2 Order Pleuronectiformes (0.3%) Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus) * 1(1) Total number of specimens 698 TABLE 2.
Firstly, the description of the Trieste fish ranges from "flatfish" to "flounder-like," to "sole," suggesting that the observers were confident that the fish was of the order Pleuronectiformes (dabs, flounders, halibuts, plaice, sole, tonguefishes, turbots, and whiffs) of which there are 570 species, known to live in shallow to moderate depths in arctic, temperate, and tropical localities.
Distribution and origin of demersal eggs within the order Pleuronectiformes. J.