Arrowtooth flounder

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Marine fish of compressed body. Dorsal fin that gives it a diamond shape. Caudal fin slightly crescent-shaped and lateral line practically straight. Mouth very large and oblique, with two rows of sharp teeth and shaped arrow. Dark brown to gray-brown to olive-brown eye face, with dark-edged scales. Blind side of light gray or white. Maximum size up to 86 cm and 7.7 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Pfeilzahnheilbutt
France: 
Faux flétan du Pacifique
Italy: 
Passera canina
Portugal: 
Alabote-dente curvo
UK: 
Arrowtooth flounder
FAO code: 
ARF
Scientific name: 
Atheresthes stomias
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
38165