summer flounder


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summer flounder

n.
A fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States, found in shallow waters in the summer and valued as a food and game fish.

sum′mer floun′der


n.
a flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, inhabiting shallow waters from Cape Cod to South Carolina.
[1805–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.summer flounder - flounder of eastern coast of North Americasummer flounder - flounder of eastern coast of North America
lefteye flounder, lefteyed flounder - flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
genus Paralichthys, Paralichthys - a genus of Bothidae
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Pratt (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island) for assisting with the identification of polychaetes recovered from stomachs of winter and summer flounder. This project was supported in part by the Rhode Island National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council Research Alliance Collaborative Grant, the RWU Foundation to Promote Scholarship Grant, and by Award P20RR016457 from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources.
We expected that cuttlefish would recognize black seabass and summer flounder as potential predators because they have body shapes and behaviors similar to those of two of their natural predators from the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea--comber (Serranus cabrilla) and Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), respectively (Hanlon and Messenger, 1996; Blanc and Daguzan, 2000; Muus and Nielsen, 1999).
A post-hoc Tukey multiple comparison test demonstrated there was a significant difference detected between the total annual number of scup collected and Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic menhaden, and summer flounder. Significant differences were also detected between the total annual number of squid collected and Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic menhaden, and summer flounder (P > 0.05).
1) It will be illegal for those issued a Federal fisheries permit to fish for summer flounder, or to possess or land summer flounder or flounder parts which are smaller than 13 inches in length.
Summer flounder were found to have structure related to the biogeographic boundary of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, whereas evidence indicated that winter flounder and yellowtail flounder had population structures of much finer scales, including the existence of up to 3 stocks within New England waters.
Summer Flounder, Weakfish, Bluefish, and Striped Bass are important commercial and recreational species in New Jersey and elsewhere on the east coast of the United States.
The continued degradation of estuarine environments associated with eutrophication, shoreline development, and global climate change necessitates a better understanding of how seasonal residents, like Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), use mid-Atlantic estuaries (Gibson, 1994; Beck et al., 2001).
Many fish and crustacean species including black sea bass, tautog (blackfish), scup (porgy), summer flounder (fluke), and lobsters are attracted to reefs and the surrounding area for food and shelter.
Schneiderman today announced New York has filed a petition with the federal government to establish fair quota allocations for the state's commercial harvest of fluke, also known as summer flounder. The Governor directed the State Department of Conservation to petition for revised allocations, which would put New York on more equitable footing with other East Coast states by correcting decades of injustice, increasing safety for fishers and allowing more fish to be landed in ports closer to where they are caught.
The survey targets Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus), Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus), southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), summer flounder (P.
Yellowtail flounder seasonally co-occur with other commercially valued and managed flatfishes [e.g., winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum), summer flounder Paraliclithys dentatus (Linnaeus), fourspot flounder Paralichthys oblongus (Mitchill), and windowpane Scophthalmus aquosus (Mitchill) (Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002)].
Large summer flounder can also be a surprise catch for jetty fishermen targeting redfish, shark, cobia and tarpon with large live and cut baits fished dead on the bottom.