Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Pleuronectiformes > Scophthalmidae > Scophthalmus > Scophthalmus rhombus

Scophthalmus rhombus (Flounder; Brill)

Synonyms: Pleuronectes laevis; Pleuronectes rhombus; Rhombus laevis; Scophtalmus rhombus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The brill, Scophthalmus rhombus, is a species of flatfish in the turbot family (Scophthalmidae) of the order Pleuronectiformes. Brill can be found in the northeast Atlantic, Baltic Sea, and Mediterranean, primarily in deeper offshore waters.
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Adult Weight [1]  9.70 lbs (4.40 kg)
Maximum Longevity [3]  6 years
Migration [2]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)[4]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[4]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
London Aquarium
Universeum Science Center


Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Azores Islands; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Black Sea; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canary Current; Cantabrian Sea; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Channel Islands; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Eastern Atlantic: 64°N to Morocco. Reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462). Also known throughout the Mediterranean and Black Sea.; Egypt; England and Wales (UK); Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; Finland; France; Galician Shelf; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Greece; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Latvia; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Lithuania; Malta; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; North Sea; Northern Ireland; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Scotland (UK); Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Syrian Arab Republic; Tagus; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom;

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Jorrit 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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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