Arrowtooth flounder

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Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Pleuronectidae
Subfamily:Eopsettinae
Genus:Atheresthes
Species:A. stomias
Binomial name
Atheresthes stomias
(Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
 
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Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Pleuronectiformes
Family:Pleuronectidae
Subfamily:Eopsettinae
Genus:Atheresthes
Species:A. stomias
Binomial name
Atheresthes stomias
(Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

The arrowtooth flounder, Atheresthes stomias, is a fish in the family Pleuronectidae, the right-eyed flounders. It can be caught from the Bering Sea to Santa Rosa Island, California. Spawning occurs from December through February. This species of flounder can live up to 25 years. If not properly handled, the flesh of arrowtooth flounder can soften, lowering its value and marketability. To make it more marketable, arrowtooth is usually sold on the West Coast as turbot, although it is not related to the true turbot.

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