A rare occurrence of reversal in the common megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Pleuronectiformes: Scophthalmidae) in the northern North Sea

Paul Macdonald

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Abstract

An adult (231mm standard length, LS; 371mm total length, LT), dextral (right-sided) common megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis is reported from the northern North Sea. This is the first recorded occurrence of reversal in this species. Other than its reversed asymmetry, the specimen had morphological and meristic characteristics similar to those of non-reversed individuals of the same species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-694
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume83
Issue number3
Early online date20 Jun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013

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