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image: Starry Flounder
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Starry Flounder

Platichthys stellatus

First Noted by Expedition
March 13, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.

Deep, compressed, almost diamond-shaped, eyes on either left or right side; eyed side dark brown to nearly black with vague blotches, blind side white to creamy white, occasionally blotched. Length: to 3 ft (91 cm).

In bays and estuaries over soft bottoms, and off open coast to depths of 900 ft (274 m).

From Arctic Ocean off Alaska to Santa Barbara, California.

The starry flounder feeds on crabs, shrimps, worms, clams, and small fishes.

Species information from enature.com

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