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Limanda limanda

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Tine Kinn Kvamme Flatfish. (Limanda limanda) Drøbak, Norway Canon G12 in Canon housing, internal flash + torch.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 22 Jun 2013
Andy Horton List of fish commonest in your area just below Chart Datum. Specify location. Sussex list to follow later. It is chess night and I have to go out.

Andy Horton Sussex: same as intertidal plus Slipper Soles (Solenettes), Lesser Weever, Plaice, Dragonet, Black Goby, Bass, Sand Smelt, Grey Mullet, Tompot Blenny, Lumpsucker fry, Garfish fry as the most often encountered. Two species have disappeared entirely, one probably extinct and the other a complete mystery. Details to follow. Dabs occur in early spring. There is a list of about 25 others encountered intermittently and although present always I do not see them all the time. Grey Mullet fry at one time the numbers exceeded in on shoal the complete numbers of all the fish I have seen in my life by a hundred times. The shoal was over two miles long.

Andy Horton A few Basking Sharks are recorded in exceptional years.

Andy Rapson Updated and reposted - Portscatho, Cornwall: Ballan wrasse, pollack, adult grey mullet, dabs(Limanda limanda), lesser sandeel, bass, conger eel (just one), basking shark, skate, mackerel, common eel, red gurnard.

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Pleuronectiformes (Order)
              Pleuronectidae (Family)
                Limanda (Genus)
                  Limanda limanda (Species)
Associated Species