The Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) are distributed widely throughout the northern Atlantic. Significant numbers swim off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Gulf of St. Lawerence and Nova Scotia. The Atlantic halibut belongs to the Pleuronectidae family whose members usually have both eyes on the right side of their bodies. The halibut’s colouration varies from greenish brown to very dark chestnut. Halibut are the largest of the flatfish, in the wild they can grow to a length of 2.5 meters and weight more than 300kg.

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