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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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Food of young winter flounders. Appendix IV to the Report of the U.S.
Abstract--Age-0 winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus; 20-90 mm in total length [TL]) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus; 19-172 mm TL) were collected from the Seekonk and Taunton Rivers (in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, respectively) from May through September during 2009-2015, and stomach content analysis was used to assess diet composition and resource overlap for these species.
Colby fears this could be our winter flounders' last stand.
"It has been little more than six months since the Division of Marine Fisheries saw fit to double the daily limits for the commercial fleet for winter flounder," he said, "and we are seeing smaller and less numerous fish."
The river Wear also has smaller cod present and some nice big winter flounders. Mal Sopp had a specimen flounder of 2lb 01oz in a recent Eastenders match, while another match saw Steve Rackstraw win with six cod for 6lb 09oz from the Glass Centre.
Janet Nye, a postdoctoral researcher at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the lead author of the study, looked at annual spring survey data from 1968 to 2007 for stocks ranging from Atlantic cod and haddock to yellowtail and winter flounders, spiny dogfish, Atlantic herring, and less well-known species like blackbelly rosefish.
A star performer for six years in The SP and Shakespeare competitions, Jan's heavyweight winter flounders are one of his specialities.
Winter flounders don't freeze in temperatures as low as 27 F because their bodies produce a natural antifreeze peptide (AFP) that is about 500 times more effective in preventing ice fromation than an equivalent concentration of sugar or salt.
Sport North of the Tyne continues to be consistent for mixed bags that reach into double figures and early winter flounders are evident from the ground beaches.
"This was small-boat fishing at its best," says Jan, who is also well known for his heavyweight winter flounders.
There are small numbers of winter flounders in the Wear and some small cod in the middle Tyne, but generally all marks have been hit or miss.
That's the deadly method used by Jan Tryska, a Bournemouth painter and decorator, who has spent 20 years in hot pursuit of big winter flounders.