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halibut, greenland ( Reinhardtius hippoglossoides ) Record

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HALIBUT, GREENLAND / REINHARDTIUS HIPPOGLOSSOIDES
15 30 3.58 7.14 Uummannag Greenland 090300 A. Forsyth
AT AT 4.50 9.15 Kummiut Greenland 280808 K Witt
SH SH 3.58 7.14 Uummannag Greenland 090300 A. Forsyth

The Greenland Halibut or Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

is a right-handed, large-mouthed flatfish (that is, it lies on its left side, with its eyes on its right side, and its abdomen at its right edge), with slightly concave tail, and symmetrical ventral fins like a halibut. In fact it so closely resembles the halibut that it might easily be taken for one were it not that its lateral line is nearly straight abreast of the pectoral fin, (arched in the halibut) and that its long fins (dorsal and anal) are of rather different shape.It is yellowish or grayish brown, paler below than above but not white.

halibut, greenland ( Reinhardtius hippoglossoides )This is one of the largest of the North Atlantic flatfishes, next to the halibut, growing to a length of about 40 inches and to a weight of 20 to 25 pounds.

The Greenland Halibut is a fish of the Arctic and subartic Atlantic Oceans, from Northern Norway and Northern Iceland across to Greenland and Newfoundland in Canada.

 

 
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