Category: Flatfish

Brill

Name:
Brill (Scophthalmus rhombus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught brill can weigh 4.5 Kg (10 lbs) or more. The average brill weighs around 1.8 Kg (4 lbs).

Appearance:
The brill is a left eyed flatfish…

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Dab

Name:
Dab (Limanda limanda)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught dabs can weigh 0.70 Kg (1½ lbs) or more. The average dab weighs around 340 g (12 oz.)

Also known as:
Common Dab

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Flounder

Name:
Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

Average Weight:
Big flounders can weigh 1.56 Kg (3½ lbs) or more. The average flounder weighs around 0.45 Kg (1 lb).

Also known as:
Fluke

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Halibut

Name:
Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught halibut can weigh 40 Kg (90 lbs) or more. Commercial deep sea trawlers have even caught halibut which weigh more than 115 Kg (250 lbs).
Atlantic halibut

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Plaice

Name:
Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught plaice can weigh 2.25 Kg (5 lbs) or more. The average plaice weighs around 1 Kg (2¼ lbs).

IUCN Status:
LC – Least Concern

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Sole

Name:
Sole (Solea solea)

Average Weight:
Big rod-caught sole can weigh 1.36 Kg (3 lbs) or more. The average sole weighs around 0.55 Kg (1¼ lbs).

Also known as:
Common sole and Dover sole

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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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