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Fourspotted megrim

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Scophthalmidae

Marine flatfish with regularly ossified skeleton. High and oval body. The head is large, with a convex or almost straight profile. The mouth is oblique and protactile, with small conical teeth in both jaws. It has a dorsal fin with hard spokes and soft spokes. The pectoral fins are short and rounded and the pelvics long and large. Color: greenish-gray body with golden highlights and a black patch bordered with yellow in the center of the flanks. Usual size of 20-50 cm, but can reach up to 66 cm.

FAO code
Lepidorhombus boscii
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
International denominations
Germany Vierfleckbutt
France Cardine à quatre taches
Italy Rombo quattrocchi
Portugal Areeiro de quatro manchas
United Kingdom Fourspotted megrim
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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