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platessa, Pleuronectes Linnaeus [C.] 1758:269 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] European Seas. Syntypes: BMNH 1853.11.12.130-131 [Gronovius coll.] (2, skins). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:243 [ref. 13434]. Although Pleuronectes is masculine, platessa being a noun does not decline. •Valid as Platessa platessa (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Berg 1949:1179 [ref. 20662]). •Valid as Pleuronectes platessus Linnaeus 1758 -- (Cooper & Chapleau 1998:716 [ref. 26711], Evseenko 2004:12 [ref. 27606], Møller et al. 2010:70 [ref. 31169], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:131 [ref. 31212], Parin et al. 2014:542 [ref. 33547]). •Valid as Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus 1758 -- (Nielsen 1973:623 [ref. 6885], Sakamoto 1984:209 [ref. 5273], Nielsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1305 [ref. 13677], Lindberg & Fedorov 1993:117 [ref. 21500], Chereshnev 1996:607 [ref. 24659], Evseenko 1996:727 [ref. 24666], Kottelat 1997:182 [ref. 22952], Arruda 1997:120 [ref. 24952], Dorofeeva 1998:160 [ref. 23573], Evseenko 1998:60 [ref. 23643], Bogutskaya et al. 2001:48 [ref. 26178], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:179 [ref. 26753], Evseenko 2003:S67 [ref. 28535], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:243 [ref. 28183], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:595 [ref. 29996], Fricke 2007:27 [ref. 30577], Voronina & Chanet 2014:45 [ref. 33419], Munroe in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2959 [ref. 34618], Vinnikov et al. 2018:160 [ref. 35844]). Current status: Valid as Pleuronectes platessa Linnaeus 1758. Pleuronectidae: Pleuronectinae. Distribution: Baltic Sea, North Sea, western Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic: Iceland and Barents Sea south to Morocco. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.