Lemon sole

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Flat fish of oval body. Small head and mouth. The skin is smooth marble. The upper surface is reddish brown, speckled pink and orange, and yellow and green spots, and a prominent orange patch is typically found behind the pectoral fin, around which the lateral line also curves. The bottom of the fish is white. Lateral line almost straight, slightly curved above the pectoral fin. It reaches a length of 65 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Limande
France: 
Limande sole
Italy: 
Limanda
Portugal: 
Solha limao
UK: 
Lemon sole
Japan: 
Nameta garei
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
LEM
Scientific name: 
Microstomus kitt
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): 
8095
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC