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Microstomus kitt (Sweet fluke; Smear dab; Mary sole; Lemon sole; Lemon fish; Lemon dab)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is native to shallow seas around Northern Europe, where it lives on stony bottoms down to depths of about 200 metres (660 ft). It grows up to 65 centimetres (26 in) in length and reaches about 3 kilograms (6.6 lb) in weight. It is a popular food fish.
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Adult Weight [1]  3.527 lbs (1.60 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Male Maturity [1]  4 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  23 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet



Parasitized by 
Cucullanus heterochrous <Unverified Name>[6]
Genolinea laticauda[6]
Hysterothylacium rigidum <Unverified Name>[6]
Stephanostomum baccatum[6]
Zoogonoides viviparus[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Oresundsakvariet (Oresund Aquarium)
Universeum Science Center


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Baltic Sea; Belgium; Celtic-Biscay Shelf; Denmark; Faeroe Islands; Faroe Plateau; France; Galician Shelf; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Ireland; Isle of Man; Netherlands; North Sea; Northeast Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to the White Sea and off Iceland.; Norway; Norwegian Sea; Poland; Russian Federation; Sweden; United Kingdom;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
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
2Frimpong, 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.
3Riede, 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
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.
5The harbour seal Phoca vitulina as a predator in the Skagerrak. Haerkoenen, T | Heide-Joergensen, M-P, Ophelia. Vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 191-207 1991
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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