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Greenland halibut

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

A right-handed flatfish. Yellowwish or grayish brown in colour. With a notably large mouth. Smoothly curved and symmetrical ventral fins. Straight lateral line. Up to 120 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
GHL
Specie
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic 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 Schwarzer Heilbutt
France Halibut noir
Italy Halibut di Groenlandia
Portugal Alabote da Gronelândia
United Kingdom Greenland halibut
Japan Karasu-garei
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