Species catalogue


Order Pleuronectiformes
Family Scophthalmidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval body longitudinally, thin and translucent. On the left side, large, oval eyes, very close together, only separated by a bony septum. Large mouth, with prominent lower jaw. Back color brownish yellow or pinkish gray. It can measure up to 61 cm.

FAO code
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
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
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Sheefsnut
France Cardine franche
Italy Rombo giallo
Portugal Areeiro
United Kingdom Whiff
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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