Latin: Platichthys flesus
Up to 50 cm and 2.5 kg
Soft and hard seabed from the shore down to 100 meters.
In the East Atlantic from Gibraltar northwards to the White Sea. Black Sea, Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. Common along the entire Norwegian coast.
Crustaceans, mussels, mantis worms and fish.
Facts about Flounder

Young individuals can migrate many kilometers up rivers and to lakes and live there for several years, but can only spawn in salt water. Approximately 30% of individuals are left-faced, meaning that one eye migrated to the left side of the fish when it was a juvenile. The species can be distinguished from other flounders by having rows of pointed bone nodules along the lateral line and on the gill cover.

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