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Flounder Weathervane


Our Flounder Weathervane was commissioned by a family who had previously ordered our Labrador Retriever Running with Duck Weathervane. This commission was for their beach house, and in addition to this new flounder design, which was to be mounted on a gazebo in their yard, they ordered the Yellowfin Tuna Weathervane for the roof of their home. Being existing customers they enjoyed a 10% discount on these orders.

This design is fabricated in copper. It is what we refer to as a mirror image vane, meaning no matter how the wind blows you are seeing the two blue glass eyes of the flounder from its top side. There is optional palladium leaf applied depicting the flounder’s distinctive dot markings.

We like to include Latin names for the subjects of our weather vanes when we can, but flounder got a bit complicated. The name “flounder” is used for several only distantly related species, though all are in the suborder Pleuronectoidei (families Achiropsettidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae, Paralichthyidae, and Samaridae). Every one of these better-known species is a different sub-sub-order!

  • Western Atlantic
    • Gulf flounder – Paralichthys albigutta
    • Southern flounder – Paralichthys lethostigma
    • Summer flounder (also known as fluke) – Paralichthys dentatus
    • Winter flounder – Pseudopleuronectes americanus
  • European waters
    • European flounder – Platichthys flesus
    • Witch flounder – Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
  • North Pacific
    • Halibut – Hippoglossus stenolepis
    • Olive flounder – Paralichthys olivaceus