Hippoglossus hippoglossus

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Vulnerability
Endangered Endangered species – Danger of extinction

Information

Adults are benthic but occasionally pelagic. Feed mainly on other fishes (cod, haddock, pogge, sand-eels, herring, capelin), but also cephalopods, large crustaceans and other bottom-living animals. Slow growth rate and late onset of sexual maturity, halibut populations can be seriously affected by overfishing. Utilized fresh, dried or salted, smoked and frozen; can be steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked.

Localization

Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Spitsbergen, Barents Sea, Iceland and eastern Greenland. Western Atlantic: southwestern Greenland and Labrador in Canada to Virginia in USA.

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Environment

Marine

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