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Kingdom: Animalia

  This organism is multicellular with no cell walls, heterotrophic, and contains germ layers (three). 

Phylum: Chordata

    This animal possesses a notochord, pharyngeal slits, and a post anal tail. 

Class: Actinopterygii

   This animal has ray-fins that are supported by boney spines, and not fleshy lopes like the class Sacropterygii

Order: Pleuronectiformes

     Means "side-swimmer" in Greek, this animal swims on its side and both eyes are located on one side of its body.  Another familiar fish you may recognize from your dinner plate from this order would be a halibut.

Family: Pleuronectidae

    This flounder has its eyes located on the right side of its head 

Genus: Pseudopleuronectes

     Flounders that have eyes on the right side of their head. 

Species: Pseudopleuronectes americanus

The phylogenic tree below shows the relationship between the right-eye flounders and left-eye flounders.