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Topic: Flatfish ID  (Read 450 times)

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ThreemoneyJ

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Shelter cove 80 ish FOW on an anchovy. Caught with several other types of flatfish such at Petrale Sole and undersized CA halibut. Same area I got a good CA halibut in the past.

I was thinking sand sole?

Follow up question, for CA halibut one easy ID is the high arch in their lateral line near the head. Do other flatfish species have that? I was unsure on an ID on one fish caught, but due to the high arch I believed it to be a CA halibut.

All fish were released FWIW.
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looks like a sand sole
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looks like a sand sole
Can't tell from the pic but did it had the long dorsal fins on the begining?
https://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/finfish/sp/flatfish.asp


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Thatís what most of my ID after the fact was based upon. Hereís a zoomed in pic...
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+1 sand sole.  The mottling, lateral line w/out arch, and dorsal free rays clinch it. They're tasty!  Caught one in Bodega a few years ago.

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=82563.msg937834#msg937834

The one you caught has an interesting second eye location, like it never fully migrated topside.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 03:58:36 PM by Tez »