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Platichthys flesus (European Flounder) is a species of bony fishes in the family righteye flounders. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Dead European Flounder form siliceous oozes. They are solitary carnivores. Individuals can grow to 60 cm. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and iteroparous.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000044
  • Definition: Siliceous ooze is a marine sediment composed of the debris of plankton with silica shells, such as diatoms and radiolaria. This ooze is limited to areas with high biological productivity, such as the polar oceans, and upwelling zones near the equator. The least common type of sediment, it covers only 15% of the ocean floor. It accumulates at a slower rate than calcareous ooze: 0.2-1 cm / 1000 yr.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European Flounder. View this species on GBIF