Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Pleuronectiformes > Scophthalmidae > Lepidorhombus > Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff; Megrim; Flounder)

Synonyms: Lepidorhombus megastoma; Pleuronectes megastoma; Pleuronectes pseudopalus; Pleuronectes whiffiagonis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The megrim or whiff (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) is a species of left-eyed flatfish in the family Scophthalmidae. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea between 100 and 700 m (330 and 2,300 ft) below sea level. It is caught commercially in some countries.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
North Bull Island Nature Reserve IV 3544 Ireland  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap




Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Barents Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Croatia; Denmark; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Iceland Shelf/Sea; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Iceland southward to Cape Bojador (26°N), West Sahara and in the western Mediterranean.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Portugal; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom;

External References



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Šantić, M., Podvinski, M., Pallaoro, A., Jardas, I. and Kirinčić, M. (2009), Feeding habits of megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum, 1792), from the central Adriatic Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25: 417–422
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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