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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792) 
AphiaID: 158885

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuronectiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuronectidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPleuronectinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopleuronectes (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopleuronectes Bleeker, 1862
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatessa pusilla DeKay, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuronectes americanus Walbaum, 1792
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPleuronectes planus Mitchill, 1814 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudopleuronectes dignabilis Kendall, 1912
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwinter flounderUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlemon soleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon flounderUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblack backs  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorplie rouge  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthochondria cornuta (Müller O.F., 1776) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepeophtheirus hidekoi Ho, 1962 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondracanthus cornutus (Müller O.F., 1776) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (31 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (265 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1742 nucleotides; 182 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on shrimps, amphipods, crabs, sea urchins and snails [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Labrador to Georgia, abundant only in the central part of its range [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat An inshore species, found to depths of 5 m, migrate offshore in winter and return inshore by summer. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial, experimental aquaculture, gamefish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Atlantic cod, American angler, little skate, striped sea robin [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Spawns in late winter or early spring in Canadian waters, occurs over sand or mud bottoms [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158885
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum, 1792). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158885 on 2014-09-17
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