Threespot Flounder (Grammatobothus polyophthalmus)

Also known as Many-eyed Flounder, Triangular Flounder


Also known as Many-eyed Flounder, Triangular Flounder.

Found partially buried, in, or on mud, rubble and sand bottoms of the continental shelf.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and small fish.
Length - 21cm
Depth - 0-90m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

(Named because the right eye has migrated to the left side of the body)

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. Ref:


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