The Brackish Water Flat Fish

The freshwater flounder is not actually a flounder at all but belongs to the sole family of fish, commonly misidentified due to its close similarities with flounder fish such as a round, flattened body and eye that migrates to one side so they are both on top. In fact, the actual name of this small sized animal is hogchoker sole, named from the days when coastal fishermen would discard them from their catch onto the beach as they were too bony to eat and would then be eaten by the wild hogs. They are found along the Atlantic coast of North America from the state of Massachusetts to the country of Panama.

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