This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 The turbot, Pleuronectes maximus of Linnæus.
2 Pleuronectes solea of Linnæus.
3 "Passer." Probably our "plaice"—the Pleuronectes platessa of Linnæus.
4 The pleuronectes in general, Cuvier says, have the two eyes situate on the same side of the body. The turbot has them on the left side, and lies on the sand on the right side, while the plaice or the flounder has the eyes on the right, and lies on the left side-the reverse of what Pliny says.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.