PANTHER FLOUNDER FACTS
The Panther Flounder is brown with a pattern of dark spots surrounded by paler spots. It also has numerous orange spots and usually a singe dark blotch on the middle straight section of the lateral line. It is a "lefteye flounder" - the right eye has migrated to the left side of the body. There are narrow dark crossbars on pectoral fins of the eyed side. The Panther Flounder uses color to camouflage themselves and can change colour to match the seafloor. It can become almost transparent when swimming near the surface.
length to 35cm
found in inner reef flats, seaward reefs, areas with sandy, silty or muddy bottoms. Juveniles often found in tide pools. Found at depths from 3m to 150m.
feeds on small animals on the ocean floor
The Panther Flounder is found around the Indo-West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is found along the west coast of Western Australia and along the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland south to the central coast of New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Panther Flounder|