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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae Large-tooth flounders

Genus: Syacium

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL
Syacium guineensis (Bleeker, 1862)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Syacium guineensis
[Papillose flounder]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Syacium gunteri Ginsburg, 1933

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Syacium gunteri
[Shoal flounder]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Syacium latifrons (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Syacium latifrons
[Beach flounder]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Syacium longidorsale Murakami & Amaoka, 1992

Photo by FAO
 
Syacium longidorsale
[Longfin flounder]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Syacium maculiferum (Garman, 1899)

Photo by FAO
 
Syacium maculiferum
[Clearspot flounder]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Syacium micrurum Ranzani, 1842

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Syacium micrurum
[Channel flounder]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Syacium ovale (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Syacium ovale
[Oval flounder]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Syacium papillosum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Syacium papillosum
[Dusky flounder]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Syacium guineensis Papillose flounder Eastern Atlantic 29.5 TL 1862
Syacium gunteri Shoal flounder Western Atlantic 20 TL 1933
Syacium latifrons Beach flounder Eastern Pacific 28 TL 1882
Syacium longidorsale Longfin flounder Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1992
Syacium maculiferum Clearspot flounder Eastern Central Pacific 24 TL 1899
Syacium micrurum Channel flounder Western Atlantic 40 TL 1842
Syacium ovale Oval flounder Eastern Pacific 23 TL 1864
Syacium papillosum Dusky flounder Western Atlantic 30 TL 1758



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