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Pleuronectes putnami (Smooth flounder)

Synonyms: Euchalarodus putnami; Limanda putnami; Liopsetta putnami
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Wikipedia Abstract

The American smooth flounder (Pleuronectes putnami) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that inhabits shallow inshore salt and brackish waters at depths of up to 27 metres (89 ft). Its native habitat is the temperate waters of the northwestern Atlantic, from Ungava Bay in Quebec, Canada to Rhode Island, United States. It can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Kouchibouguac National Park II 59161 New Brunswick, Canada
Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park National Marine Conservation Area II 310822 Canada



Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Canada; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Northwest Atlantic: Ungava Bay in Quebec, Canada to Rhode Island in USA.; Scotian Shelf; USA (contiguous states);

External References



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1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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