- n Paralichthys a genus of Bothidae
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n paralichthys A genus of pleuronectoid fishes, related to the halibut. It has the lateral line strongly arched in front, the dorsal beginning in front of the eye, scales weakly ciliated, and some of the teeth enlarged. It contains a number of species in the American and Asiatic seas, among which are some highly esteemed food-fishes, such as the bastard or Monterey halibut (P. californicus), the plaice or summer flounder of New York (P. dentatus), and the southern flounder (P. lethostigma). See halibut, and cut under flounder.