Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787)

Love, Milton S., Bizzarro, Joseph J., Cornthwaite, Maria, Frable, Benjamin W. & Maslenikov, Katherine P., 2021, Checklist of marine and estuarine fishes from the Alaska-Yukon Border, Beaufort Sea, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Zootaxa 5053 (1), pp. 1-285: 220

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Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787)


Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787)   .

Starry Flounder. To 91 cm (36 in) TL ( Clemens and Wilby 1946). Sea of Japan off Korean Peninsula and Japan (southward to Honshu) to Sea of Okhotsk, to Arctic Ocean in East Siberian Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, and eastwards in Canada to Bathhurst Inlet, Nunavut (Alfonso in Coad and Reist 2018), and northeast to Count Melville Sound ( Stewart et al. 1993), and Bering Sea and Commander–Aleutian Chain (citations in Mecklenburg et al. 2002, 2016) to Los Angeles Harbor, southern California (Kramer et al. 1995). Benthic; marine, brackish, and fresh waters ( Dyldin and Orlov 2017); depth: intertidal to about 660 m (2,165 ft) (min.: Kramer et al. 1995; max.: Panchenko et al. 2016). We follow Eschmeyer (1998 and online editions) in retaining 1787 for the date of publication; sometimes given as 1788.