Intermediate Flounder – Asterorhombus intermedius
Lefteye flounders are a family, Bothidae, of flounders. They are called “lefteye flounders” because most species lie on the sea bottom on their right sides, with both eyes on their left sides.
A helpful reminder when trying to recall the family name for this fish is that:
“Bothidae (Both o’ dey) eyes are on the same side o’ dey head.”
- Asterorhombus: Greek, aster = “star” + Greek, rhombos = “paralelogram”
- intermedius Latin “intermediate”, used in medical names and descriptions of structures in the body that are between two other structures