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Platichthys flesus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172894

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Platichthys flesus flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Platichthys flesus bogdanovii (Sandeberg, 1878)
    Platichthys flesus luscus (Pallas, 1814)
    Platichthys flesus septentrionalis (Berg, 1949)
    Platichthys flesus trachurus (Duncker, 1892)
    Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758
    Pleuronectes bogdanovii Sandeberg, 1878
    Platichthys flesus italicus (Günther, 1862)
    Pleuronectes passer Linnaeus, 1758
    Pleuronectes italicus Günther, 1862
    Platessa glabra Rathke, 1836
    Pleuronectes roseus Shaw in Shaw & Nodder, 1796
    Platessa carnaria Brown, 1830
    Flesus vulgaris Moreau, 1881
    Pleuronectes flesoides Pontoppidan, 1766
    Pleuronectes flesus trachurus Duncker, 1892
    Platessa flesus marmorata Nordmann, 1840
    Pleuronectes flesus septentrionalis Berg, 1932
    Pleuronectes flesus leiurus Duncker, 1892
  Common Name(s): European flounder [English]
    North Atlantic flounder [English]
    white fluke [English]
    flounder [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPleuronectiformes  – flatfishes, flounders, soles, limandes, plies, poissons plats  
                                  FamilyPleuronectidae  – halibuts, dabs, righteyed flounders, platijas, plies, righteye flounders  
                                           GenusPlatichthys Girard, 1854 – starry flounders  
                                              SpeciesPlatichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) – European flounder, North Atlantic flounder, white fluke, flounder  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cooper, J. Andrew, and François Chapleau  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Monophyly and intrarelationships of the family Pleuronectidae (Pleuronectiformes), with a revised classification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishery Bulletin, vol. 96, no. 4   
  Page(s): 686-726   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0090-0656   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: World Fishes Important to North Americans Exclusive of Species from the Continental Waters of the United States and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 21   
  Page(s): 243   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-54-7, 0097-0638  
  Notes: 0-913124-54-7 (cloth)   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Platichthys flesus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Eastern Atlantic Ocean  






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