National Geographic : 1923 Dec
SN. G. S. Painted byHashime Murayama WINTER FLOUNDER (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) [upper left]; SUMMER FLOUNDER (Paralichthys dentatus) [center] The Winter Flounder belongs to the Plaice tribe and, next to the Halibut, is the most widely caught Flatfish inAtlantic waters. Itranges from Labrador to Hatteras, being especially abundant on the shores of Massachusetts and Connecticut. - The Summer Flounder, like theWinter species, habitually lives at the bottom, where its shape, color, and sand-burrowing habits effectively camouflage it. Note the one nearly buried inthesand. The migration ofthe Flounder's eyes is a strange phenomenon of fish life (described in text).