Winter flounder

Taxobox
name = Winter flounder


image_width = 240px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Pleuronectiformes
familia = Pleuronectidae
genus = "Pseudopleuronectes"
species = "P. americanus"
binomial = "Pseudopleuronectes americanus"
binomial_authority = (Walbaum, 1792)
synonyms = "Pleuronectes americanus"
The winter flounder, "Pseudopleuronectes americanus", (also known as black back) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is native to coastal waters of the western north Atlantic coast, from Labrador, Canada to Georgia, United States. In the waters from Newfoundland down through Maryland it is the most common flounder. It grows up to 64 cm in length and 3.6 kg in weight.

It spends the summer off shore in deeper waters, and winters in shallow coastal estuaries rivers and bays.

Winter flounders are highly regarded for their delicious white meat. They are related to lemon sole.

They can be differentiated from summer flounder due to the fact that they almost always have eyes on the right side of their bodies. They also do not have teeth. Summer flounder have their eyes on the left side of their bodies, and do have teeth.

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  • Winter flounder — Winter Win ter, n. [AS. winter; akin to OFries. & D. winter, OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr, Goth. wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo white (in comp.), OIr. find white. ????.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winter flounder — ☆ winter flounder n. a common, brownish gray flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) of the Atlantic coast of North America, valued as a food fish, esp. in winter * * * …   Universalium

  • winter flounder — ☆ winter flounder n. a common, brownish gray flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) of the Atlantic coast of North America, valued as a food fish, esp. in winter …   English World dictionary

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  • winter flounder — noun 1. flesh of American flounder; important in the winter • Syn: ↑lemon sole • Hypernyms: ↑flounder • Part Holonyms: ↑blackback flounder, ↑lemon sole, ↑Pseudopleuronectes americanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter flounder — noun Date: 1814 a rusty brown flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus of the family Pleuronectidae) of the northwestern Atlantic important as a market fish especially in winter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • winter flounder. — See under lemon sole. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • winter flounder. — See under lemon sole. [1805 15, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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