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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.

FAO code
Atheresthes stomias
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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