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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

Prey / Diet Overlap


Okamejei kenojei (Swarthy skate)[3]



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;

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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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