Witch

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Flatfish. Oval and elongated body. Eyes on the right side of the body. Rounded head and small mouth. Dorsal fin starts above the eyes. The lateral line is straight. Brown flesh color. Grayish fins, darker. It reaches a length of 60 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Zungenbutt
France: 
Plie grise
Italy: 
Passera lingua di cane
Portugal: 
Solhão
UK: 
Witch
Japan: 
Akashitabirame
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
WIT
Scientific name: 
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
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): 
7041