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SHOWING RECORD: 20 of 50   Starry Flounder
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Illustration courtesy National Marine Fisheries
Starry Flounder

Platichthys stellatus



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

Description
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).
 

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

Range
From Arctic Ocean off Alaska to Santa Barbara, California.
 

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

Species information from enature.com
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