Flat Fish Shape
Name: Ruby W
Why are some fish flat?
Does water weight affect the shape of a fish?
In the Class Osteichthyes (bony fish), Order Pleurobectiformes, there are
three families that include the flounders and soles of which most people are
familiar. These fish have evolved to be flattened with their eyes on one
side of their bodies, This enables them to lay flat on the bottom of their
habitat for concealment. This body form has nothing to do with the water
pressure for these fish act just like any other bony fish in most ways.
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Update: June 2012