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The Scaldfish (Arnoglossus laterna) usually grows to 15cm.

IdentificationEdit

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.

BreedingEdit

North Sea populations breed during the summer.

HabitatEdit

Sandy or muddy ground in 5-50 m of water.

FoodEdit

The scaldfish feeds on small fish and crustaceans.

RangeEdit

Occurs throughout UK waters.

ReferencesEdit

The Aquarium Project

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