WoRMS taxon details

Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792)

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

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Walbaum, J.J. (Ed.) (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 pars 3. Ant. Ferdin. Röse: Grypeswaldiae. 723, 3 plates pp. (look up in IMIS[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 2018-04-22
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2005-05-27 09:47:05Z
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original description  (ofPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792) Walbaum, J.J. (Ed.) (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 pars 3. Ant. Ferdin. Röse: Grypeswaldiae. 723, 3 plates pp. (look up in IMIS[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 
 

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]