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Flounder - Large toothed

Flounder - Large toothed
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Also known as:

Large toothed flounder

Large tooth flounder

Common Group Name:

Left eye flounders

Family Name:

Paralichthyidae

Genus Name:

Pseudorhombus

Species Name:

Pseudorhombus arsius


Dispatch Method:

To maximise their eating qualities large toothed flounder should be killed humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • Largetooth flounder are a left eyed flounder, meaning that they have both eyes on the left side of the body - when viewed with their dorsal fin on top their head points to the left.
  • This species has two large spots on the upper surface, one just behind the pectoral fin and another towards the tail, however, like other flatfish they can change colouration to suit their background.
  • Largetooth flounder have a relatively large mouth with large teeth.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific region, from the Persian Gulf and east coast of Africa to Fiji, north to southern Japan, and south to Australia.
  • In Australia, largetooth flounder are found in the coastal waters of all states, with the exception of Victoria and Tasmania.
  • This species is usually encountered buried under sand or mud banks in estuaries or offshore to water depths of up to 200 meters.

Fish Size Common Length:

20-30 cm, maximum length around 45 cm.