Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

A specimen Dab and a nice Plaice for Mike Kempster, 2012

A specimen Dab and a nice Plaice for Mike Kempster, 2012

Specimen weight: 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs)
Record: 8.23 lbs, Ballycotton Pier, 1982

The plaice, like other flatfishes, lies and swims on its side. During post-larval development, the skull bones twist, so that both eyes are on the same side of the head. This is the side which is upper-most and pigment is confined to this side. The plaice has the eyes on the right side and there is a row of bony knobs on the head ridge behind the eyes. Scales smooth. Colour, brownish with well defined red or orange spots. Grows to more than 7 lb.

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