The Scaldfish (Arnoglossus laterna) usually grows to 15cm.
A sole-shaped (oval) flatfish, with rounded caudal (tail) fin, but with eyes on the left side. Colouration is translucent brownish, and a noticeable ridge is present between the eyes.
North Sea populations breed during the summer.
Sandy or muddy ground in 5-50 m of water.
The scaldfish feeds on small fish and crustaceans.
Occurs throughout UK waters.
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