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The Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) grows to 100 cm.

IdentificationEdit

The halibut is a large streamlined flatfish, with eyes on the right side. The upper surface is smooth, and the lateral line curves strongly over the pectoral fin.

BreedingEdit

Spawning occurs in winter in 300-1000 m of water. Females produce up to 2 million eggs. The pelagic young metamorphose before moving to the bottom in inshore waters. Halibut are sexually mature at about 10 years (100 cm).

HabitatEdit

Halibut prefer cold (3-5 degrees C) and deep water (to 2,000 m), where they hunt on the bottom or in mid-water.

FoodEdit

Mainly other fishes, such as redfish and members of the cod family. Halibut may also feed on the bottom, taking large crustaceans.

RangeEdit

Western Atlantic and northern North Sea.

Additional NotesEdit

Halibut are very valuable commercially, but subject to overfishing. In the northern North Sea, immature individuals may turn up in the trawl, and are very occasionally taken by anglers.

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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