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Old 01-15-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hey, just a quick question

Whats the difference between the two!?
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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Size for one. I think flounder is not as strong tasting a halibut as well, just my opinion.
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:14 PM   #3
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Ehhh I wouldnt be soo sure about the taste comparision.
Flounder(Fluke), is a very delicate meat, the best way to cook it up is butter/lemon/garlic, in aluminum foil, and bake it.


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Old 01-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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yep, fluke is one good fish!!!! Eaten more than I can count.
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: flounder vs halibutt

You guys are pretty regional, and it may be that this question is about two specific local fish called flounder and halibut, but in my recollection, both are somewhat generic terms to mean flatfish....although...
flounder is VERY generic, and refers to any and all flatfish, some tasty (dover sole) and some not (arrowtooth). Halibut, used all by itself, most often refers specifically to Pacific halibut (hippoglossus stenolepsis), a large and tasty predator near the top of the benthic food chain. Although there ARE other halibuts, these are almost always preceeded by a qualifier (Greenland halibut, a turbot-like flounder, and California halibut, a flounder found off California and southern Oregon that can get up to 40 pounds or more).

A Pacific halibut is a flounder, a flounder is not necessarily a halibut! Read all about halibut at http://www.iphc.washington.edu/halcom/default.htm.
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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ah, i see. Flounder is like a class, halibut is a species. right?
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
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this thread is just another good reason for loving ifish :smile: !!!

wanna know more? here is what I think is a great book:

Pacific Fishes of Canada
J.L. Hart
ISBN 0-660-10459-8
softcover, it has about 50 pages on Hali, sole, dand-dab, flounders, etc.

Enjoy

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Old 01-15-2005, 08:38 PM   #8
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Cliff,
If I remember right, you have a warm-water aquarium, don't you? If yes, you can get freshwater flounder for it. They start off small, and depending on the species, they can max out anywhere between a couple inches, and about a foot. Samurai Guppy in Salem probablly has them, but Petco can order them for you also. They are one funky fish, I must say.
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:45 PM   #9
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There is also an Atlantic halibut that grow larger than the Pacific ones.
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