Naming
Scientific Name Rhombosolea plebeia
Alternative Name(s) Diamond, Tinplate, Dab
Maori Name(s)
Characteristics
Typical Length 250 - 400mm
 Typical Weight
 Physical Description

Sand flounder are a green-brown colour on the top side, with a white belly. They have a diamond shaped body, with rounded ‘corners’ at the dorsal fins and nose.

  Location / Habitat

Sand flounder are endemic to New Zealand and are found in shallow, inshore waters usually up to a depth of 50m. Juveniles are found in sheltered areas such as river mouths, estuaries, mud and sandflats where they live for the first couple years.

Eating
  Information
  Sand Flounder Recipes

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