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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Pleuronectidae Righteye flounders
Subfamily: Hippoglossinae
Genus: Hippoglossus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 470 cm TL
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Hippoglossus hippoglossus
[Atlantic halibut]



North Pacific
Max. Length 267 cm TL
Hippoglossus stenolepis Schmidt, 1904

Photo by Photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
 
Hippoglossus stenolepis
[Pacific halibut]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut Eastern Atlantic 470 TL 1758
Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific halibut North Pacific 267 TL 1904



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