Species catalogue


Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

Flat fish of oval body. Both eyes on the right side of the head. The most distinctive feature is the lateral line, which exhibits a sharp curve above the pectoral fin. It is a brownish or grayish yellowish color. Small clear and dark spots and even yellowish or orange, more or less visible. It measures up to 40 cm.

FAO code
Limanda limanda
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep nov dec
International denominations
Germany Scharbe
China 欧洲黄盖鲽
France Limande commune
Italy Limanda
Portugal Solha escura do mar do norte
United Kingdom Dab
Japan Karei
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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