Also known as:
Common Group Name:
Beware of the sharp gill covers of flathead when handling them. They should be killed humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.
Fish Size Common Length:
40-70 cm, maximum size 120 cm and 15 kg.
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