Fishy Facts: Flounder

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Learn a little about your catch before you go out on the water. A common fish to find in Galveston, Texas are Flounder. Book your fishing charter here.

Appearance:

  • Varies between light and dark brown
  • Black and white spots
  • Both eyes are located on the left side of the head
  • Sharp and strong teeth on both top and bottom jaw

Habitat:
Often located inshore in bays and estuaries in Texas Gulf waters, commonly over hard, sandy bottoms; males can be found primarily in offshore waters.

Additional Information:
Catches can be up to 14 inches in length. Flounders feed on crustaceans and other bottom dwelling fish. Like most other flounders, they can change color and camouflage to blend in with surrounding habitat; they begin life with one eye on either side of their head, however, the right eye moves to the left side as they grow.

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