Jordan and Gilbert 1884
The southern flounder is a member of the sand flounder family. It has a flattened and oval body, with both eyes on the left side. The body and much of the head and fins are covered in cycloid scales, and this species has a large mouth with strong conical teeth in both jaws. The eyes – one above the other – are separated by a flat and non-ridged interorbital space. The lateral line is arched above the pectoral fin. The southern flounder is a marine species that enters rivers, creeks and some lakes in the St. John’s River basin.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages and the Atlantic Coast
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