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halibut, atlantic
(Hippoglossus hippoglossus)


(Linnaeus, 1758); PLEURONECTIDAE FAMILY; also called common halibut, giant halibut, righteye flounder Inhabits cold and boreal waters of the North Atlantic, including the Barents Sea, Iceland, and Greenland. It is also found in very deep, cold waters as far south as Virginia on the American side and southwest Ireland on the European side. This species does not occur in near freezing polar waters as many people believe, but is replaced there by the Greenland halibut, Reinhardtius hippoglossoides. The Atlantic halibut is among the largest bony fishes in the sea. The largest known specimen...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
190 kg (418 lb 13 oz)Vannaya Troms, Norway28-Jul-2004Thomas NielsenRecord Details