Halibut

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Large fish, measuring up to 1.2 m in length and reaching 200 kg in weight, although there are rare specimens up to 3 m and 320 kg. It has a very robust morphology. It has an oval, elongated and fleshy body. It has large jaws whose posterior border exceeds half of the eye. The lower jaw is prominent and is armed with strong teeth. The lateral line is strongly arched above the pectoralis. Its coloration varies from olive to black. The lower area is white.

International Designations

Germany: 
Atlantischer Heilbutt
France: 
Flétan de l'Atlantique
Italy: 
Ippoglosso atlantico
Portugal: 
Alabote do Atlantico
UK: 
Halibut
China: 
大西洋庸鲽
Japan: 
Ohyô
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
HAL
Scientific name: 
Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
8621,4
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC