General Information
NameAtlantic halibut
Scientific NameHippoglossus hippoglossus
DescriptionThe Atlantic halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. They are demersal fish living on or near sand, gravel or clay bottoms at depths of between 50 and 2,000 m (and ft). The halibut is among the largest teleost (bony) fish in the world. Halibut are strong swimmers and are able to migrate long distances. Halibut size is not age-specific, but rather tends to follow a cycle related to halibut (and therefore food) abundance. The native habitat of the Atlantic halibut is the temperate waters of the northern Atlantic, from Labrador and Greenland to Iceland, the Barents Sea and as far south as the Bay of Biscay. It is the largest flatfish in the Atlantic and one of the largest species of flatfish in the world, reaching lengths of up to 4.7 m and weights of 320 kg . Its lifespan can reach 50 years.
Primary IDFOOD00516
Picture527
Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupFishes
Taxonomy
LineageSuperkingdom: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Metazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Craniata
Superclass: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Suborder: Pleuronectoidei
Family: Pleuronectidae
Genus: Hippoglossus
ITIS ID172933
Wikipedia IDAtlantic halibut
Composition
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References
Content Reference— Saxholt, E., et al. 'Danish food composition databank, revision 7.' Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (2008).