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sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish

any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

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Fink (1981) classified several pleuronectiform species as having Type 2 teeth (tooth not fully ankylosed to the bone, but with a small area of unmineralized collagen at its base), both in their jaws and on their pharyngeal tooth plates.
Paralichthyidae is one of the families of pleuronectiform fishes captured with high frequency in both commercial fisheries and exploratory trawls of demersal fish (Van der Heiden 1985, Coronado and Amezcua 1988), and in plankton trawls in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (Ahlstrom 1972).
A marked increase in lunge frequency with age is also seen in yellowtail flounder, another north Atlantic pleuronectiform, raised under similar conditions (Fig.