Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandUsually restricted to waters further north it has been observed in the North Sea and has also been found off the western and northern coasts of Ireland.
HabitatA truly marine and benthopelagic species, which may be found down to a depth of 2000 m.
- A right-handed flatfish.
- Up to 120 cm in length.
- Yellowish or grayish brown in colour.
- Smoothly curved and symmetrical ventral fins.
- With a notably large mouth.
- Straight lateral line.
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Last Updated: 24/06/2008