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Dover sole

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Soleidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long and oval body. Rounded head, with small, arched mouth. Dorsal fin with structural rays. The color of the back is blue-gray or olivaceous with rounded spots. It can measure up to 70 cm and weigh up to 3 kg.

FAO code
Solea solea
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Zunge
China 欧洲鳎
France Sole commune
Italy Sogliola
Portugal Linguado legítimo
United Kingdom Dover sole
Japan Shitabirame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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