PLEURONECTIFORMES - flatfish

  • Family: Soleidae
    This is a mainly marine group of flatfish which include the Dover sole, one of the most important commercial species in the North Sea. The genus Achirus is widely distributed in the Amazon and can be caught on sand banks in river channels and in forest streams.


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    A small species of Achirus sp caught on a mud bank near the mouth of a white water floodplain lake
    A small specimen of Achirus sp caught on a mud bank near the mouth of a white water floodplain lake