winter flounder


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winter flounder

n.
A reddish-brown flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) of the North American Atlantic Ocean, found in shallow coastal waters in the winter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winter flounder - flesh of American flounderwinter flounder - flesh of American flounder; important in the winter
blackback flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus, winter flounder, lemon sole - important American food fish in the winter
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
2.winter flounder - important American food fish in the winterwinter flounder - important American food fish in the winter
righteye flounder, righteyed flounder - flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
lemon sole, winter flounder - flesh of American flounder; important in the winter
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The increasingly popular trend of catch-and-release fishing was well exemplified by Catch-and-Release Derby winner Joe Diodati's 36-inch bluefish, Fred Radcliffe's 26.5-inch false albacore, and Peter Gawne's 47-inch striped bass and 21.5-inch winter flounder.
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 species groupings were Atlantic cod, haddock, roundfish (pollock, white hake, and monkfish), flatfish (yellowtail flounder, witch flounder, winter flounder, American plaice), skates (barndoor, rosetta, winter, clearnose, thorny, little, and smooth skates), and an "other" category which was all other species.
CCE cites a recent Stony Brook University study showing that some fish species in New York's Jamaica Bay are experiencing "feminization"--the ratio of female to male winter flounder was 10 to one in the studied area--likely a result of flushed pharmaceuticals that can act as "hormone mimics" and cause such effects.
A significant decrease of spermatorcit with GnRHa treatment has also been reported in winter flounder (Shangguan and Crim, 1999) and starry flounder (Lim et al., 2002).
Winter Flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus--Like fluke, winter flounder are flatfish, characterized by both eyes on one side of their heads, coloration on their top side only, and swimming on their sides.
John Badley topped the flatfish pool on his match debut, with a rare Otterspool winter flounder to frozen black lug and mackerel.
* Lemon sole (winter flounder): North Atlantic, right-eyed
However, the presence of either PVP (Figure 1b), winter flounder protein (wfAFP) as shown in Figure 1c, or spruce budworm protein (CfAFP) as shown in Figure 1d, octahedral growth was inhibited and instead only plate-like crystals were observed.
The winter flounder, a fish that swims in glacial polar seas, manufactures a special chemical compound or protein known as an "ice blocker." The protein sticks to tiny ice crystals that form in the fish's body and prevents more water molecules from latching on--the thorny crystals never get big enough to damage the fish.
Both glycoproteins and winter flounder proteins are commercially available, but at about $500/g.
Data for the winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) were also derived from two sources (Evans et al., 1993; Levine and MacNichol, 1979).