Standard Names: Approximately 90 species of Flounder, not often differentiated at market. The most commonly seen species are Greenback (previously known as Melbourne or Southern Flounder), Largetooth, and those belonging to the Bay Flounder Group, including Spotted and Longsnout Flounder
Flounders are often served whole and can either be boned-out, or with the bones left in to provide an attractive appearance.
Flounders are a bottom dwelling flatfish. Most species are found inshore and to the inner continental shelf. Inshore they are taken by Danish seines, beach seines and gillnets. They are also caught as a bycatch product of trawling fisheries. Flounders (esp Greenback) are thought to have excellent aquaculture potential. Flounders are available year round. Flounder and Sole are also imported from New Zealand.