Northern Sea. Reports from the Mediterranean Sea appear to be misidentifications of P. flesus. It may have been present in some areas of the Mediterranean in the past, as a result of climatic changes related to the ice age, but at present times seem to be absent (Ref. 89040).
- Lleonart, J. and H. Farrugio 2050 Pleuronectes platessa, a ghost fish in the Mediterranean Sea? Scientia Marina 00(0). (Ref. 89040) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=89040&speccode=1342
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