Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed along the North-east Atlantic in the Barents and Greenland Seas and southwards to the Bay of Biscay .

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic species found in depths ranging 1 - 2000 m. It inhabits sandy, muddy and hard bottoms and feeds on crustaceans, fish and bottom invertebrates.

FISHERIES

Mostly caught in fisheries using demersal trawls, longlines and gillnets.

DID YOU KNOW

The largest of the European flatfish and adults prefer environments with bottom temperatures of -0.5°C to 6.0°C.