Black Sea Turbot

The Black Sea Turbot (Scophthalmus maeoticus) is a marine, saltwater fish in the flatfish family. It is a sub-species of the Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) from the Mediterranean Sea, but this is under discussion by taxonomists, because it might be related to the European Turbot (Psetta maxima). 

The Black Sea Turbot is thin and flat with a disc shape. Most flatfish have smooth skin, but the Black Sea Turbot has small spikes on both sides of its body. It is grey-black or brownish. Its eyes are small and close together. 

It grows to about 100 centimetres (39 inches) long.

Black Sea Turbot

The Black Sea Turbot is native to the Black Sea. It is found close to the shore in sandy, shallow waters. 

Black Sea Turbot
Black Sea Turbot
Black Sea Turbot
Black Sea Turbot

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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