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Arrowtooth flounder

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

Marine fish of compressed body. Dorsal fin that gives it a diamond shape. Caudal fin slightly crescent-shaped and lateral line practically straight. Mouth very large and oblique, with two rows of sharp teeth and shaped arrow. Dark brown to gray-brown to olive-brown eye face, with dark-edged scales. Blind side of light gray or white. Maximum size up to 86 cm and 7.7 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
ARF
Specie
Atheresthes stomias
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Pfeilzahnheilbutt
France Faux flétan du Pacifique
Italy Passera canina
Portugal Alabote-dente curvo
United Kingdom Arrowtooth flounder
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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