Kōrero: Coastal fish

Black flounder, Fiordland (1 o 2)

Black flounder, Fiordland

The black flounder (Rhombosolea retiaria) is a coastal species that also lives in fresh water. It is a member of the flatfish family, Pleuronectidae, also known as right-eyed flounders. The eyes are on the right side of the head (the left side is on the underside). Black flounder live on the muddy or sandy estuary floor and feed on bottom-living invertebrates. It has red-brown spots and black blotches on its underside.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048525
Photograph by W. Farelly

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Shallow-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8814/black-flounder-fiordland (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006