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Pacific halibut

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Pleuronectidae

Marine fish of oval body, rather elongated and laterally compressed. His head is characterized by presenting the eye and left nostril to the right side. Large mouth with pointed teeth, extending below the lower eye. The lateral line has a pronounced arch above the pectoral fin, and the caudal fin is crescent shaped. Olivaceous or blackish brown, mottled with paler and irregular spots, and white belly. The female reaches a size of 250 cm, while the male reaches 140 cm.

FAO code
Hippoglossus stenolepis
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic 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
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Pazifischer Heilbutt
China 狭鳞庸鲽 (太平洋庸鲽)
France Flétan du Pacifique
Italy Halibut del Pacifico
Portugal Alabote do Pacífico
United Kingdom Pacific halibut
Japan Ohyô
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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