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Flatfish: Quiz


Question 1:
What phylum does Flatfish belong to?

Question 2: Many important ________ are in this order, including the flounders, soles, turbot, plaice, and halibut.
RoeSeafoodFish productsFish (food)

Question 3: The flatfish are an order (Pleuronectiformes) of ________, also called the Heterosomata, sometimes classified as a suborder of Perciformes.

Question 4: For example, ________ in The Blind Watchmaker, explains the flatfish's evolutionary history as:
Richard DawkinsThe Ancestor's TaleThe Selfish GeneThe God Delusion

Question 5: They also possess a swim bladder, and do not dwell on the bottom, instead dispersing from their hatching grounds as ________.
PhytoplanktonZooplanktonPlanktonPrimary production

Question 6: The asymmetric geometry of flatfish has been likened to the cubist paintings of ________, and is often perceived as being "imperfect", "grotesque", "strange", etc.
Guernica (painting)Daniel-Henry KahnweilerLes Demoiselles d'AvignonPablo Picasso

Question 7: Some flatfish are also able to change their pigmentation to match the background, in a similar manner to a ________.

Question 8: Flatfish as seen at the ________.
Cabrillo Marine AquariumBirch AquariumMonterey Bay AquariumChaffee Zoological Gardens


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