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Flatfish

FlatfishThe most recognisable aspect of the Flatfish is their asymmetry. The adults have both eyes lying on the same side of the head, and the surface of the fish facing away from the Seafloor is often pigmented allowing the fish to be well camouflaged when lying on the seabed. Like a chameleon, some Flatfish are capable of changing colour to blend in with surroundings. The side facing the sea though is usually pale. The different species of Flatfish allow for a great difference in size as they can vary in length from 4.5cm in length to 2.5 metres.

If you would like more information on any of the seashore life featured in this week's programme click on the links below:
www.marinedimensions.ie/Purse_Search_Ireland.730.0.html
www.marinedimensions.ie/index.php?id=709
www.marinedimensions.ie
www.nationalaquarium.ie
www.marine.ie