Metamorphosis of flatfish head and visual system (Psetta maxima)
(Konstanze Grundmann, Martin Heß)
During metamorphosis the flatfish head undergoes striking anatomical changes. Starting from “usual” bilateral symmetry and “normal” swimming posture (top pictures) the right eye of the turbot migrates across the vertex (bottom pictures) to reach its final position on the left body side when the animal gets benthic,
lying on the right body side.