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Flounder Species Information

The name ‘flounder’ species is used for several only distantly related species, though all are in the suborder Pleuronectidae (families Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae, Paralichthyidae and Samaria). Some of the better known species that are important in fisheries are: Eye migration In its life cycle, an adult flounder has two eyes situated on one side of…

Sailfish Species Information

Species Two sailfish species have been recognized. No differences have been found in mtDNA, morphometrics or meristics between the two supposed species and most authorities now only recognized a single species, (Istiophorus platypterus), found in warmer oceans around the world. FishBase continues to recognize two species: Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans). Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus). Description An Indo-Pacific…

Muskellunge Species Information

Description Muskellunge closely resemble other esocids such as the northern pike and American pickerel in both appearance and behavior. Like the northern pike and other aggressive pikes, the body plan is typical of ambush predators with an elongated body, flat head, and dorsal, pelvic and anal fins set far back on the body. Muskellunge are…

Flathead Catfish Species Information

Description Flatheads grow to a length of 155 cm (61 in) and may weigh up to 56 kg (123 lb), making it the second-largest North American catfish (after the blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus). The average length is about 25-46 in (64-117 cm). Their maximum recorded lifespan is 24 years. Males are mature from 16 cm (6.3 in) and 4 years of…

Largemouth Bass Species Information

Physical Description The largemouth bass is the largest and most popular member of the Centrarchidae family of sunfish and its subgroup known as black bass. Largemouth bass have bodies that are both elongated and thick, providing them with the ability to swim very quickly for short bursts. Their coloring is mostly green, ranging from olive…

Common name: Walleye, a.k.a. walleyed pike, doré, pike, jackfish, jack, and pickerel (note, however, that the walleye is not a pike, despite the names) Scientific name: Stizostedion vitreum (Stizostedion means “pungent throat” and vitreum means “glassy”, referring to the large eye. Appearance: Walleye have olive to brown bodies with a yellowish underbelly. Their most distinctive…