Summer Flounder Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus, 1766)    Synonyms: Fluke.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Pleuronectiformes   >   Family Paralichthyidae   >   Genus Paralichthys   

Description:

"The two most noticeable differences between the Summer Flounder and Winter Flounder are the facts that the summer flounder has teeth and the winter flounder does not, and the fish face in different directions. The winter flounder is a 'right-eyed' flatfish and the summer flounder is a 'left-eyed' flatfish. This is determined by the direction that the fish is facing while laying on its bottom side with the eyes above the mouth. Both fish start off with one eye on each side of the head in the larvae stage and just a few weeks into their lifecycle one eye will migrate to the other side of the head. Both eyes end up on the right side of a winter flounder and on the left side of a summer flounder" (Lenox, 2017).

There are 80 records in the project database.

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Summer Flounder in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/17/2021). (c) trinectes, all rights reserved. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/30/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/30/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/6/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/22/2018). (c) Ryan Patrick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by biglaughinggym via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/13/2012). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/6/2017). (c) jared satchell, all rights reserved. Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). Courtesy of Fish in OC. Photo by Scott Lenox. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder (ventral and dorsal views) in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). Courtesy of Fish in OC. Photo by Scott Lenox. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/19/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/10/2021). (c) sercfisheries, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) jayce-the-creature-creator, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jayce-the-creature-creator via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/22/2020). (c) kat4848, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by kat4848 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) solomonsislandheritagetours, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by solomonsislandheritagetours via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in Wicomico Co., Maryland (9/14/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/19/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/8/2016). Photo by Bartek Bugaj. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/22/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder caught in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Maryland (9/16/2020). (c) maculatus, all rights reserved. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Summer Flounder in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/17/2019). (c) mdcoastalbays, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mdcoastalbays via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Summer Flounder falls prey to a Great Blue Heron in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)


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