Flatfish, Lefteye Flounders, Bothid Flounder.
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Also known as Flatfish, Lefteye Flounders and Bothid Flounder.
Found singly in lagoons and coastal reefs on sand and mud bottoms.
They feed on fish, invertebrates and worms.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Flatfish, Soles and Flounders are placed in their families by location of their eyes. Their are both left eye and right eye dominant families.
Flatfish bury themselves in sand to hide from predators and use their eyes as periscopes as these can rotate 180 degrees.
During pelagic larval stage these fish are not flat but become so as they grow, their bodies flatten, and one eye migrates across the head next to the other eye.
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