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Sole - Petrale

Sole - Petrale
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Also known as:

Brill

Common Group Name:

Halibuts and right eye flounders

Family Name:

Pleuronectidae

Genus Name:

Eopsetta

Species Name:

Eopsetta jordani


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of these fish is greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • Petrale sole are a right eyed flatfish, meaning that they have both eyes on the right side of the body - when viewed with their dorsal fin on top their head points to the right.
  • This species has an oval to football shaped body. The upper side is uniformly light to dark brown while the underside is typically white, sometimes with a trace of pink. The tail fin is longest in the middle and slightly indented near the edges.
  • If you look closely you can see the dorsal surface of the specimen in the photograph here was infected by the ectoparasitic copepod Lepeophtheirus parviventris and a branchiurid (possibly Argulus sp.).

Fish Distribution:

  • This species ranges from the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands through the Gulf of Alaska to Mexico.
  • It is most commonly found on sand and mud bottoms from 65 to 1,800 feet deep.

Fish Size Common Length:

Commonly 12-20 inches. Maximum size up to 28 inches long and 8 pounds.