Origins and relationships of the Pleuronectoidei: Molecular and morphological analysis of living and fossil taxa

  title={Origins and relationships of the Pleuronectoidei: Molecular and morphological analysis of living and fossil taxa},
  author={Matthew A. Campbell and Bruno Chanet and Jhen-Nien Chen and Mao-ying Lee and Wei‐Jen Chen},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  pages={640 - 656}
Flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes) are a species‐rich and distinct group of fishes characterized by cranial asymmetry. Flatfishes occupy a wide diversity of habitats, including the tropical deep‐sea and freshwaters, and often are small‐bodied fishes. Most scientific effort, however, has been focused on large‐bodied temperate marine species important in fisheries. Phylogenetic study of flatfishes has also long been limited in scope and focused on the placement and monophyly of flatfishes. As a… 
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