Category Archives: Flatfish

Ocellated Flounder ( Pseudorhombus dupliciocellatus )

what species of flounder are there in the Philippines

Common Name:  Ocellated Flounder

Local Name:  Darapa, Tatampal, Darapang Bilog (Tagalog); Palad (Cebuano)

Max Size:  40 cm

Biodiversity: Saltwater

Depth: 50 – 150 meters

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  None

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, Crabs, small fish, lures, small jigs

IUCN Red List Status:  (NE) Not Evaluated

There are numerous species of flatfish in the Philippines of which the Ocellated Flounder is one of the larger.  Unlike their cousins in the temperate seas the tropical flounder are generally smaller and much more rare.  Omet had some good luck on this drop jigging around Mactan Island in Cebu when he managed to hook and land the rare treat 🙂

fishing for flounder