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halibut, atlantic ( hippoglossus hippoglossus) Record

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HALIBUT, ATLANTIC / HIPPOGLOSSUS HIPOGLOSSUS
6 12 23.15 51.1 Holsteinsborg Greenland 210882 P. Kogebohn
8 16 3.10 6.13 Greenland 100882 K. Graul
10 20 102.00 224.14 Langesund Norway 170891 R. Kabbe
15 30 44.90 99.0 Arendal Norway 090888 K. Borchardt
24 50 79.25 174.11 England 74 J. Newman
37 80 190.00 418.14 Vannoy Norway 280704 T. Boge Nielsen
AT AT 190.00 418.14 Vannoy Norway 280704 T. Boge Nielsen
SH SH 2.50 5.8 Svolvaer Norway 120811 A.Hardy

The halibut or hippoglossus hippoglossus

is the largest flatfish species known, reaching sizes of about 200 cm. Distinctive features include the concave edge to its tail, a large mouth, and a lateral line with a distinctive curve above the pectoral fin. Colouration of the body is uniformly dark brown or black. Younger specimens tend to be more marbled or spotted with paler marks. Growth rate varies according to density, competition and availability of food.

Their distributuin is mainly in the eastern atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to Iceland and Eastern Greenland and in the Western Atlantic from Southwestern Greenland and Canada to Virginia in the US..

halibut, atlantic ( hippoglossus hippoglossus)Halibut or Hippoglossus hippoglossus are found at depths ranging from 50-2000 m. It feeds mainly on other fishes (cod, haddock, pogge, sand-eels, herring, capelin), but also takes cephalopods, large crustaceans and other bottom-living animals.

 

 
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