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Paralichthys olivaceus (Olive flounder; Japanese flounder; False halibut; Bastard halibut)

Synonyms: Hippoglossus olivaceus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The olive flounder, bastard halibut or Japanese halibut (Paralichthys olivaceus) is a temperate marine species of large-tooth flounder native to the north-western Pacific Ocean. It is often referred to as the Japanese flatfish or Korea(n) flatfish (광어) when mentioned in the context of those countries. It reaches a length of 103 cm (41 in) and a weight of 9.1 kg (20 lb).
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Alpheus digitalis (forceps snapping shrimp)[2]
Alpheus japonicus (Japanese snapping shrimp)[2]
Amblychaeturichthys hexanema (Pinkgray goby)[2]
Anisomysis ijimai[3]
Callianassa japonica (Japanese ghost shrimp)[3]
Crangon affinis (Japanese sand shrimp)[2]
Cynoglossus joyneri (Red tongue sole)[2]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[4]
Konosirus punctatus (Konoshiru gizzard shad)[2]
Loliolus japonica[2]
Oratosquilla oratoria[2]
Setipinna taty (Scaly hairfin anchovy)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropoma japonicum (Blackmouth splitfin)1
Alcichthys elongatus1
Cleisthenes herzensteini (pointhead flounder)2
Cynoglossus joyneri (Red tongue sole)2
Cynoglossus semilaevis (Tongue sole)4
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Gymnocanthus intermedius (Sculpin)1
Helicolenus hilgendorfii (Hilgendorf's saucord)1
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)1
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)1
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Liparis tanakae (Tanaka's snailfish)1
Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)2
Physiculus japonicus (Japanese codling)1
Scomberomorus niphonius (Spotted Spanish mackerel)1
Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago)1
Thunnus tonggol (Oriental bonito)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)2
Trichiurus margarites (hairtail)1
Zeus faber (European john dory)1


Okamejei kenojei (Swarthy skate)[3]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[5]
Benedenia epinepheli[3]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[5]
Derogenes varicus[5]
Hysterolecitha vitellograndis[5]
Hysterothylacium paralichthydis <Unverified Name>[5]
Neoheterobothrium hirame[5]
Nybelinia pintneri <Unverified Name>[5]
Opegaster ditrematis[5]
Pseudolepidapedon paralichthydis[5]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[5]
Steganoderma rhiphidium[5]


China; East China Sea; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuril Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; South China Sea; Taiwan; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: Japan, Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Korean Peninsula to the South China Sea.; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Shuozeng, Dou, and Yang Jiming. "Feeding habit and seasonal variation of ingesting of left-eyed flounder in south Bohai Sea." Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 1 (1993): 014.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Food habits of fishes in the surf zone of a sandy beach at Sanrimatsubara, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, Takashi Inoue, Yusuke Suda, and Mitsuhiko Sano, Ichthyol Res (2005) 52: 9–14
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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