Way of life

More about the flounder


Way of life

The flounder is found from the shoreline and down to about 25 metres, the younger keep to shallower waters. During the summer they congregate in estuaries and brackish water fjords. There, certain individuals wander into freshwater. During the winter most flounders wander into deeper, warmer and saltier water.

What it eats

The flounders diet consists of ragworms, mud shrimps, shrimps, soft clams, common mussels, Baltic macoma, black gobies and sand eels. Older individuals prefer mainly molluscs and fish, while the young prefer crustaceans. The pursuit for food follows a daily routine. It is most intensive at night in shallow water, while during the day the flounder is dug into the sediment and resting.

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