Barratlantic Species Guide

Learn more about the some of the species Barratlantic process.

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Halibut

Halibut

Description

Halibut (Hippoglossus Hippoglossus). The largest of the flat fish (Halibut have been known to grow as large as 300kg and 4m long in deeper waters!). It has a compressed oval body with a large mouth. The dark eye side is a greenish-dark brown and the blind side is pure white. Smaller fish (1-3kg) are known as baby or chick halibut, and tend to be found in shallower waters. The better quality fish are usually caught by line, so the catch is limited, making them more expensive. The larger fish range in size from 3kg to 70kg.

F:
Fletan de l'Atlantique
D:
Helibutt
E:
Fletan
NL:
Helibot
DK:
Helleflynder
I:
Halibut