Platichthys flesus — Overview

European Flounder (german: Flunder) learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Flounder is the only flatfish that migrates to freshwater without any problem. They have been found in the Rhine by Basel Switzerland. Their preference is to live in brackish waters. Should you find one flounder, you're bound to find more however they are so well camouflaged that they are difficult to discover. The eyes of this flatfish are usually on the right side but they are sometimes on the left.


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