Eyed flounder

Eyed flounder
Eyed flounder
Bothidae (Left-Eye Flounders)
Bothus ocellatus
0 to 60 ft
The almost circular body is brownish tan and covered with brown to tan rings and spots. It will darken or pale and change color rapidly to blend in with the bottom. Two dark spots, one above the other, are present on the tail. A dark blotch is found on the midline of the body. These dark markings may be difficult to see. The eyed flounder grows to a length of 7 inches (18 cm). The eyed flounder is found throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and north to New York and Bermuda. It inhabits sand, coral rubble and seagrass areas, often near patch reefs. It lies motionless on the bottom completely camouflaged. It feeds chiefly on bottom dwelling invertebrates.

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