Paralichthys californicus

Alternate names: California halibut

Author: Ayres, 1859


General: Left-eyed, however up to 40% can be right-eyed.

Size: to 152 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: to 182 m, but usually less than 27 m.

Ocean range (global): Washington to Baja and the Gulf of California.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Kramer, D., W. Barass, B. Paust, and B. Bracken (1995). Guide to Northwest Pacific Flatfishes. Alaska Sea Grant Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK. 104 pp.

Citation: Paralichthys californicus (Ayres, 1859) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-22.
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