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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Windowpane were the most abundant managed flatfish (n = 130) landed (from both treatment and control tows) followed by summer flounder (n = 95), and then yellowtail flounder (n = 52), fourspot flounder (n = 41), and winter flounder (n = 21).
The summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) is a paralichthid flatfish that supports lucrative fisheries throughout its geographic range; adults mainly occupy estuarine and inner continental shelf waters in the Mid-Atlantic Bight from Massachusetts to North Carolina (Packer et al.
Embryonic and larval staging of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus).
The only time that summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) (n = 5) were collected was in October 2004 and they ranged from 76-163 mm TL.
2) Summer flounder migrate annually to inshore estuarine and coastal areas during the summer and to offshore areas on the continental slope during winter.
These flounders include the southern flounder congener summer flounder (P.
The ECOs, skeptical of the man's supposed good intentions, discovered an undersized summer flounder in his possession as well.
officinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)) to three species of teleost predators: bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)), summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus, 1766)), and black seabass (Centropristis striata (Linnaeus, 1758)), that exemplify distinct body shapes, swimming behaviors, and predation tactics.
0 percent confidence level (n = 735) for the following pairs: squid and scup, squid and summer flounder, and scup and summer flounder (P [less than] 0.
Until the bigger summer flounder of 6,8, and 10 pounds make the move, the smaller Gulf flounder will be in the inlet, usually starting in mid to late October.