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Lemon sole

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

Flat fish of oval body. Small head and mouth. The skin is smooth marble. The upper surface is reddish brown, speckled pink and orange, and yellow and green spots, and a prominent orange patch is typically found behind the pectoral fin, around which the lateral line also curves. The bottom of the fish is white. Lateral line almost straight, slightly curved above the pectoral fin. It reaches a length of 65 cm.

FAO code
Microstomus kitt
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Limande
France Limande sole
Italy Limanda
Portugal Solha limao
United Kingdom Lemon sole
Japan Nameta garei
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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