Flatfish, Blackspotted Sole, Mottled Sole, Dotted Sole, Dappled Sole.
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Also known as Flatfish, Blackspotted Sole, Mottled Sole, Dotted Sole and Dappled Sole.
Found singly in protected lagoons and around reefs on sandy bottoms.
They feed on small fish, invertebrates and worms.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 1-10cm
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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