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Dorsal view of a Blackcheek Tonguefish, Symphurus plagiusa, against a black background.

Blackcheek Tonguefish

[caption id="attachment_4811" align="aligncenter" width="636"] Image by Robert Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Flickr, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Physical: Blackcheek tonguefish

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Picture of two smooth dogfish in a tank

Smooth Dogfish

Image by ‘anjanettew’ on Flickr, taken at Indianapolis Zoo, CC BY-SA 2.0 Physical: The smooth dogfish, also known as the

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Picture of a smallmouth flounder

Smallmouth Flounder

Image by Robert Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, CC BY 2.0 Physical: The smallmouth founder is a left-eyed flatfish, which

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Picture of a silver perch on a black background

Silver Perch

Image by Fishes of North Carolina on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Physical: The silver perch has a silvery body that's

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Picture of an Atlantic moonfish

Atlantic Moonfish

[caption id="attachment_2812" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image by Robert Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Flickr, CC BY 2.0[/caption] Physical: The Atlantic

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Picture of a windowpane flounder on a white background

Windowpane Flounder

Image by Robert Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, CC BY 2.0 Physical: The windowpane flounder is one of five species

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Photo of a white mullet fish in a person's hands

White Mullet

Image by Jonathan Freedman, United States Geological Survey, public domain Physical: One of two mullet species in the Barnegat Bay.

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Picture of a striped burrfish

Striped Burrfish

Image by Cliff on Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Physical: The striped burrfish is a species of pufferfish. It's yellow-green in

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