Development of summer flounder

Asymmetric Metamorphosis of Flounder


Archival quality gallery print in an acid-free matte, ready to frame in a 11 x 14 frame. Art area 8″ x 10″. Your artwork will arrive in a plastic sleeve along with care and handling instructions.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Product Description

Paralichthys dentatus
2006, Watercolor, digital wash

This scientific illustration describes how the flounder goes through a transformation as it develops for an aquarium exhibit or an educational poster. When flounders are born (hatched), their eyes are on the either side of the head. After about 10 days, the right eye begins to migrate over the top of their head to the other side. As the eye migrates, the flounder begins to swim more and more at an angle. The “upper” side of the fish will have color, but the “under” side of fish becomes white.

Flounder development is visualized so the appearance of the flounder can be seen both from the lateral view and the anterior view. Seeing the developmental stages next to each other helps communicate the idea more easily.

Why Scientific Illustration?

To illustrate this poster, I worked with the flounder expert at the Carnegie Institute. I was able to get great references from Dr. Alex Schreiber.

Exhibits, Uses, Collection

2008 Winner, GNSI juried exhibit
Te Patiki New Zealand Ministry of Education


8.5 x 11 Archival Quality Prints available. $35 print only; $75 matted print

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Print Only, Matted


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