Platidhys flesus

Habitat: Esutaries and sandy sea floor
Depth: 1-100m
Food: Bottom dwelling small fish and invertebrates
Length: Up to 50cm
Lifespan:15 year
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Flounders tolerate brackish water and follow the rising tide into estuaries to feast on animals buried in the mud. They can survive in fresh water for short periods. Like other flatfish, they are well camouflaged on the sandy sea bed. Flounders are known to make long migrations to spawn each year, using tidal currents to help them.

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