American Plaice fish Identification
American plaice is a sedentary, slow-growing flatfish ranging from southern Labrador to Rhode Island, generally distributed in deep water from 90 to 180 m, and do not occur in waters less than 25-35 m. They have a large mouth and the characteristic eyes on one right side of its body. Like its relatives, it lives sideways flush with the ocean floor. It has a rounded rather than a forked tail, which helps distinguish it from the immature Atlantic halibut. American plaice spawn in the Gulf of Maine, with peak activity in April and May. They grow to a maximum length of 70 cm (28 inches). Read More