Paralichthys is a genus of large-tooth flounders. Most species are native to the coastal waters of the Americas, but P. olivaceus is from northeast Asia. The largest species reaches about 1.5 m (5 ft) in length.[1]

Bastard Halibut (P. olivaceus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae
Genus: Paralichthys
Girard, 1858
Type species
Pleuronectes maculosus
Girard 1854


There are currently almost 20 species in this genus:[1]

The American four-spot flounder Hippoglossina oblonga is sometimes placed in Paralichthys by some authorities but FishBase does not and that source is followed here.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). Species of Paralichthys in FishBase. May 2014 version.