Turbot

Psetta maxima

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

Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Norwegian Sea to the Iberian Peninsula, including the Baltic Sea. Also found in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

Present on sandy and rocky bottoms in depths ranging between 20-70 m. It has also been reported in brackish waters. Its diet consists of bottom fishes, crustaceans and bivalves.

FISHERIES

Caught in demersal fisheries using beam trawls, otter trawls, gill nets and trammel nets.

DID YOU KNOW

Initially, larvae present one eye on each side of the head but at the end of the metamorphosis the right eye moves to the left side.