These images are a larva and juvenile curlfin turbot, which is a right-eyed flounder found in the eastern Pacific. Both specimens are from the SWFSC La Jolla ichthyoplankton reference specimen collection. The top image is of a 6.5 mm larva, taken in a 1 meter ring net in June of 1952 from the CalCOFI station 70.65 aboard the R/V Spencer F. Baird. The bottom image is a 31 mm juvenile taken in a mid-water trawl in April 1979 from the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan.
curlfin turbot, Pleuronichthys decurrens
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SWFSC Ichthyoplankton Ecology Program