Image: Pelican Flounder larva, Chascanopsetta sp.
A larval pelican flounder (approx. 6 cm long) photographed at night at a depth of about 6 m, off Kona, Hawaii, October 2007. The bottom depth at the site was approximately 1600 m to 2300 m.
- Matthew D'Avella
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- Pelican Flounder
- Scientific name:
- Chascanopsetta lugubris
Dr A. Fukui (School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, Japan) identified the fish as a species of Chascanopsetta, one of the Pelican Flounders. It is one of the two species know from Hawaii, either C. crumeralis or C. prorigera.