Peacock flounders (Bothus lunatus) are bottom dwellers and are masters of camouflage, having the ability to rapidly lighten or darken their colors to blend with the bottom. They, like all lefteye flounders in the Bothidae family, have both of their eyes on top of their head, which is actually their left side because they lie on their sides, not their stomachs, making their pectoral fin look like a dorsal fin.
|Peacock flounder | Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble via Wikimedia Commons|
Hope you enjoyed today's tour.
Check out more underwater videos of the big tank!
• Turtles, eels and fish tour their new home
• Myrtle's triumphant return to the Giant Ocean Tank
• Check out some of the cool new features at the top of the tank
Come look for the peacock flounder inside the Giant Ocean Tank! Visiting has never been easier. Choose the day and time you wish to visit with timed ticketing.