Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from Iceland and Norwegian coastal areas to North-west Africa. Also found in the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

Present in marine and brackish waters in inshore shelf regions from 5-70 m depth. Lives on sandy or mixed bottoms. Its diet consists of bottom fishes and crustaceans.

FISHERIES

Mainly caught in beam and otter trawl fisheries, but also in fixed-net, beach seines and longlines fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

This species is able to change the colour of the eyed side in order to match the bottom it rests on.