WoRMS taxon details

Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792)

158885  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158885)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Artedi, P.; Artedi, P.; Linné, C. V.; Walbaum, J. J. (1792). Petri Artedi Sueci Genera piscium : in quibus systema totum ichthyologiae proponitur cum classibus, ordinibus, generum characteribus, specierum differentiis, observationibus plurimis : redactis speciebus 242 ad genera 52 : Ichthyologiae. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/61537#/summary [details]   
Distribution Labrador to Georgia, abundant only in the central part of its range  
Distribution Labrador to Georgia, abundant only in the central part of its range [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158885 on 2018-07-19
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2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Artedi, P.; Artedi, P.; Linné, C. V.; Walbaum, J. J. (1792). Petri Artedi Sueci Genera piscium : in quibus systema totum ichthyologiae proponitur cum classibus, ordinibus, generum characteribus, specierum differentiis, observationibus plurimis : redactis speciebus 242 ad genera 52 : Ichthyologiae. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/61537#/summary [details]   

original description  (ofPleuronectes planus Mitchill, 1814) Mitchill, S.L. (1814). Report, in part, of Samuel L. Mitchill, M. D., ... on the fishes of New-York. New York. 1-28. [details]   

basis of record Scott, W.B., and S.N. Messieh. (1976). Common Canadian Atlantic fishes. Huntsman Marine Laboratory. St. Andrews, N.B. 106 p. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source  (ofPleuronectes planus Mitchill, 1814) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source  (ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofPleuronectes planus Mitchill, 1814) Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPleuronectes planus Mitchill, 1814) Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

basis of record  (ofPseudopleuronectes dignabilis Kendall, 1912) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofPlatessa pusilla DeKay, 1842) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on shrimps, amphipods, crabs, sea urchins and snails [details]

Distribution Labrador to Georgia, abundant only in the central part of its range [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat An inshore species, found to depths of 5 m, migrate offshore in winter and return inshore by summer. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, experimental aquaculture, gamefish [details]

Predators Atlantic cod, American angler, little skate, striped sea robin [details]

Reproduction Spawns in late winter or early spring in Canadian waters, occurs over sand or mud bottoms [details]
 

LanguageName 
English winter flounderlemon solecommon flounderblack backs  [details]
French plie rouge  [details]