European flounder (Platichthys flesus), common dab (Limanda limanda), turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), whiff (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis), common dab (Limanda limanda)
English: Flounder,dab,turbot,megrim and common sole
Nederlands: Bot,schar,tarbot,scharretong en een tong
Date 12 June 2014
Author Peter van der Sluijs
The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a flatfish of European coastal waters from the White Sea in the north to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the south. It has been introduced into the United States and Canada accidentally through transport in ballast water.
The common dab (Limanda limanda) is an edible flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish native to shallow seas around Northern Europe, in particular the North Sea, where it lives on sandy bottoms.
The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a species of flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is a demersal fish native to marine or brackish waters of the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The turbot is a large left-eyed flatfish found primarily close to shore in sandy shallow waters.
The megrim or whiff (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) is a species of left-eyed flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.
The common sole, Dover sole, or black sole (Solea solea) is a species of flatfish in the Soleidae family. It is a flatfish living on the sandy or muddy seabed of the northern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea where it often semi-immerses itself in the substrate.