Any of an order (Pleuronectiformes) of marine bony fishes, including flounders and soles, having a laterally flattened, asymmetrical body with, as an adult, both the eyes and the mouth on the upper side.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Flatfish
Flatfish Sentence Examples
New York was in 1904 more extensively engaged in oyster culture than any other state, and was making more rapid progress in the cultivation of hard clams. In 1909 there were distributed from state fish hatcheries 1 531,293,721 fishes (mostly smelt, pike-perch, and winter flatfish); a large number of fish and eggs were also placed in New York waters by the United States Bureau of Fisheries.
The entrances to the inner lagoons of the Limfjord are naturally blocked against the immigration of flatfish by dense growths of sea-grass (Zostera), although the outer lagoons are annually invaded by large numbers of small plaice from the North Sea.
The boats from Kallin fish for shellfish using creels, and flatfish using long lines.
Beam trawl Beam trawls are used principally in waters shallower than 50m in depth to catch flatfish over relatively even sandy seabed.
However, there were plenty of other fish including this flatfish with pretty blue spots who were quite happy to almost pose for me.