Fishes of Alaska

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Flatfishes

Have you looked at the flounders in our area? How many different kinds have you seen? Which side of their bodies are their eyes on?

Pleuronectidae: "Right-eye" flounders

Flounder yellow top.jpgFlounder yellow.jpg

Flounder smooth top.jpg Flounder smooth bottom.jpg

The two flatfishes pictures above are less common (than Starry) smooth-skinned fish.


Flounder starry.jpg Flounder Starry under.jpg


Starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus (though many of our Starrys are left-eyed, the species is still considered a right-eyed species)

Paralichthyidae: "Left-eye" flounders

Sculpins

A BigMouth.jpg


A Bigmouth.jpg A. Bigmouth.jpg

Wolf Fish/Eels : Anarhichadidae

Wolffish.jpg

Bering Wolffish

Useful identifying and information links

A useful link for identifying fish:

http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/race/media/photo_gallery/fish_by_family.htm

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