Plaice

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Marine fish regularly ossified skeleton. Body flat and fairly wide, slightly rhomboidal shape. Small head, both eyes are on the right flank. The mouth is super and moderately large. Short pectoral and ventral fins, longer dorsal and anal fin rays. Brown eye area with reddish or yellowish spots, whitish belly that occasionally has dark spots. Maximum length 100 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Scholle
France: 
Plie
Italy: 
Passera di mare
Portugal: 
Solha avessa
UK: 
Plaice
Japan: 
Hirame
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
PLE
Scientific name: 
Pleuronectes platessa
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
107585
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC