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Microstomus is a genus of righteye flounders native to the North Pacific and Northeast Atlantic oceans.

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Lemon sole Microstomus kitt
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae
Subfamily: Pleuronectinae
Genus: Microstomus
Gottsche, 1835
Type species
Microstomus latidens
Gottsche, 1835


The word Microstomus is derived from the Greek μικρὸς (mikros), meaning "small", and στόμα (stoma), meaning "mouth".


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Microstomus in FishBase. October 2012 version.