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Tope

Name:
Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught tope can weigh 20 Kg (46 lbs) or more. The average tope weighs around 11.33 Kg (25 lbs).

Also known as:
Tope Shark, School Shark and Miller’s Dog

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Turbot

Name:
Turbot (Scopthalmus maximus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught turbot can weigh 9 Kg (20 lbs) or more. The average turbot weighs around 3.2 kg (7 lbs).

IUCN Status:
NT – Near Threatened

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Weever

Name:
Greater Weever (Trachinus draco)
Lesser Weever (Trachinus vipera)

Average Weight:
The greater weever has an average weight of around 230g (½ lb), whilst the lesser weever is considerably smaller, only growing to about 150 mm (6 inches) in length.

Also known as:
The lesser weever can also be known as the sting fish.

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Whiting

Name:
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught whiting can weigh 1.4 Kg (3 lbs) or more. The average whiting weighs around 0.5 Kg (1 lb).

IUCN Status:
LC – Least Concern

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Wrasse

Name:
Ballan Wrasse (Labrus bergylta)
Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus mixtus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught ballan wrasse can weigh 2.7 Kg (6 lbs) or more. The average ballan wrasse weighs around 1 Kg (2¼ lbs).
Cuckoo wrasse are much smaller, big rod-caught cuckoo wrasse can weigh 0.55 Kg (1¼ lbs) or more. The average cuckoo wrasse weighs around 227 g (½ lb).

IUCN Status:
Both species of wrasse have the LC – Least Concern – status.

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