These fish are laterally flattened bottom dwellers with both eyes on one side. They have distinct colouration such as spots, irregular blotches and rings on one side of their body with the other being pale.


These fish range in total length about from 34 cm to approx. 55 cm.


Various species inhabit NSW waters including the large-toothed and small-toothed Flounder that are found throughout as well as long-snouted and greenback flounder, found in southern NSW. They are commonly found in bays and estuaries on sandy or silty bottoms.

Confusing species

Flounder are often misidentified as sole.