Common dab

Common dab

Projects Limanda limanda Dab is small compared to other flatfishes of commercial importance, usually between 20 and 35 cm in total length. The largest individual found in Icelandic waters was 49 cm, which is a world record.  Distribution The dab is exclusively a...
European plaice

European plaice

Projects Pleuronectes platessa Plaice is a medium sized flatfish. It has a smooth skin as opposed to, for example, dab and long rough dab. It is recognized by the red or orange spots on the otherwise dark back, the underside is white. The maximum recorded size is 100...
Long rough dab

Long rough dab

Projects Hippoglossoides platessoides The long rough dab is one of the most widely distributed and possibly the most plentiful of Icelandic flatfish. Distribution The long rough dab is usually found on muddy or sandy bottoms but also on other bottom types. It is...
Atlantic halibut

Atlantic halibut

Bony fishes Hippoglossus hippoglossus The Atlantic halibut is among the largest of bony fishes in the world with a maximum recorded size of 4.7 m. The largest in Icelandic water measured 3.56 m. Common size in catches is 30-150 cm. Distribution It is found over most...
Lemon sole

Lemon sole

Projects Microstomus kitt The lemon sole is a medium sized rather thickset flatfish, usually around 30 cm long, but the largest individual caught measured at 65 cm. Distribution Mostly it occurs on rocky or sandy bottoms at depths between 50 to 300 m. Its body is less...
Turbot

Turbot

Projects Scophthalmus maximus The turbot is a large almost perfectly round flatfish that turns the wrong way. That is, most northern flatfishes face the left side up (where they eyes are) while the turbot (also the megrim) face the right side up. It can reach about 1...

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