COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the American Plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides in Canada

Hippoglossoides platessoides, commonly known as American Plaice in English and Plie canadienne in French, is a member of the Pleuronectidae, or right-eyed flounders. It also goes by a variety of other names, often commercially as flounder or sole and in Europe as long rough dab. The body is laterally flattened. As adults, both eyes are on the right side of the head and the animal lies on its left side. The eyed side is typically red to grayish brown and uniform in colour, whereas the blind side is white. The head is generally small but with a relatively large mouth.

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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
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