Alternative Names: Plie, sand flounder
Monterey Bay Recommendation: No specific recommendation. There is some threat to these fish from the invasive lionfish. These are taken primarily as bycatch, and not enough is known about their population to allow a recommendation.
Uses in Cooking: Often served stuff with other seafood or sausage dressing. Can be baked.
Similar Fish: Halibut, Sole, Sanddab
Description: With extremely soft meat and loose flakes, this fish can be challenging to cook. It has a nice mild flavor and almost no oil.
Fun Facts: There are 18 species of flounders found in the gulf of Mexico. The gulf flounder and southern flounder, often confused for one another, are the most common.