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Long rough dab

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

Marine bony flatfish of oval and elongated body. Eyes on the right side, separated by an scaled ridge. Large mouth in a terminal position reaching below the eyes; lower jaw slightly prominent; lateral line almost straight with just an inflection on the pectoral fin; dorsal fin is born on the upper eye and reaches the caudal peduncle without being attached to caudal fin; caudal fin rounded; anal fin also elongated, without being attached to caudal fin; small pectoral fin; ctenoid scales (with toothed border) on the ocular face, ctenoid or cycloid (smooth border) scales on the blind face. Color: ocular face brownish with or without some darker spots; blind face white; fins generally paler. Maximum total length: 82.6 cm. Maximum published weight: 6.4 kg.

FAO code
Hippoglossoides platessoides
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Kliesche
China 拟庸鲽
France Plie canadienne
Italy Passera canadese
Portugal Solha americana
United Kingdom Long rough dab
Japan Hirame
Fishing areas
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