National Geographic : 1923 Dec
©N.G.S. Painted byHashime Murayama HALIBUT (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) The Halibut is the largest fish of the Flounder family, claiming all seas in regions north of 41 degrees for itshabitat. Species inhabiting cold water have eyes and color on the right side. The Halibut is found mostly in deep gullies between offshore banks andon the outer edges ofthose banks inwater 100 to 350 fathoms deep. Like the Flounder, the Halibut buries itself in the sand to hide from its enemies andtocatch itsprey.