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Spotted flounder

Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Citharidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body of contour more or less oval, very compressed and of great asymmetry. Upper profile of the head slightly concave, making a pointed snout. Relatively large eyes. Mouth with teeth in a single row. The lateral line is perceptible on both flanks. Light gray or brownish with spots. It measures up to 30 cm.

FAO code
Citharus linguatula
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
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Grossschuppige Lammzunge
France Feuille
Italy Linguattola
Portugal Carta de bico
United Kingdom Spotted flounder
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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