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The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.




Platichthys stellatus
(Starry Flounder)
Fishes
Native Transplant
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Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1788)

Common name: Starry Flounder

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: Moyle (1976a); Eschmeyer et al. (1983).

Native Range: Marine; can penetrate freshwater. Japan to Bering Sea and Arctic Alaska, and to Santa Barbara in southern California (Eschmeyer et al. 1983).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Platichthys stellatus are found here.

StateYear of earliest observationYear of last observationTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
California197619761Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla

Table last updated 10/4/2018

† Populations may not be currently present.


Means of Introduction: Gained access to these areas via the California Aqueduct (Moyle 1976a).

Status: Collected in California.

Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.

Remarks: No known voucher specimens of introduced inland population.

References: (click for full references)

Eschmeyer, W. N., E. S. Herald, and H. Hamann. 1983. A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.

Moyle, P. B. 1976a. Inland fishes of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Other Resources:
California Fish Species - University of California Davis

FishBase Summary

Author: Pam Fuller, and Matt Neilson

Revision Date: 8/29/2001

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Pam Fuller, and Matt Neilson, 2019, Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1788): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=842, Revision Date: 8/29/2001, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 2/21/2019

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