The body has a round outline, though not so round as the turbot. The upper surface is smooth and lacks tubercules.
Spawning occurs in spring - early summer in 10-20 m of water. The young metamorphose at 20-35 mm, and inhabit shallow waters for their first 1-2 years.
Brill may be found in depths of up to 50 m, on sandy or mixed substrates.
The Brill feeds principally on small fishes and crustaceans.
Found throughout UK waters.
The brill is fished commercially, but is not as highly-prized as the turbot.
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