The Long Rough Dab (Hippoglossoides platessoides) can grow to 30 cm.


Right-sided flatfish with rough upper surface and large mouth. Unlike the dab, the lateral line curves only slightly above the pectoral fin.


In the North Sea, breeding occurs during January to May in depths of 150-200 m. Females produce up to 300,000 eggs. Larvae move to the bottom before metamorphosis is complete. Sexually mature at about 3 years (25 cm).


Bottom-living in 10-400 m of water, on soft ground.


Small fishes, brittlestars and crustaceans.


Throughout UK waters.


The Aquarium Project

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