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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Scophthalmidae Turbots

Genus: Scophthalmus

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Photo by Kils, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45.7 cm TL
Scophthalmus aquosus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Kils, U.
Scophthalmus aquosus
[Windowpane flounder]

Photo by Giragosov, V.

Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scophthalmus maeoticus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Giragosov, V.
Scophthalmus maeoticus
[Black Sea brill]

Photo by Quantz, G.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Quantz, G.
Scophthalmus maximus

Photo by Giragosov, V.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Scophthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Giragosov, V.
Scophthalmus rhombus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scophthalmus aquosus Windowpane flounder Western Atlantic 45.7 TL 1815
Scophthalmus maeoticus Black Sea brill Europe 45 TL 1814
Scophthalmus maximus Turbot Northeast Atlantic 100 SL 1758
Scophthalmus rhombus Brill Eastern Atlantic 75 TL 1758

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