Samiksha Jaiswal

Hippoglossus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Pleuronectinae
Mass  Atlantic halibut: 180 kg
Higher classification  Hippoglossinae
Order  Flatfish
Family  Pleuronectidae
Scientific name  Hippoglossus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Atlantic halibut, Pacific halibut

Pacific halibut hippoglossus stenolepis in strait of juan de fuca


Hippoglossus is a genus of very large righteye flounders with one species native to the north Atlantic Ocean and one to the north Pacific Ocean.

Contents

Atlantic halibut hippoglossus hippoglossus flatfish


Etymology

The word hippoglossus is derived from the Greek ίππος, hippos, meaning "horse", and γλώσσος, glossus, meaning "tongue" - a reference to the shape of the fish.

Species

  • Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Atlantic halibut)
  • Hippoglossus stenolepis P. J. Schmidt, 1904 (Pacific halibut)
  • References

    Hippoglossus Wikipedia


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