Halibut

Halibut

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Halibut is a flatfish, genus Hippoglossus, from the family of the right-eye flounders. Other flatfish are also called halibut. The name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days.Halibut live in both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans and are highly-regarded food fish.The halibut is the largest flat fish, averaging 11-13.5 kilograms (24-30 lb), but catch as large as 333 kilograms (734 lb) are reported; the largest recently recorded was 211 kilograms (470 lb) and 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) long.They are gray-black on the top side with an off-white underbelly and have very small scales invisible to the naked eye embedded in their skin.At birth they have an eye on each side of the head, and swim like a salmon.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136647079
  • 9786136647074