Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Max. length (Trevor Meyer, pers. comm., 2001).
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Distribution

Black Sea, including estuaries.
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Europe: Black Sea.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))
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Diagnostic Description

Bony tubercles generally developed on both sides which are always larger than eye (Ref. 4703).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Black-Sea Turbot

Black-Sea Turbot or Kalkan (Scophthalmus maeoticus) is a fish species in the family Scophthalmidae. Widespread in the Black Sea.[1] Usually consider as a subspecies of the Turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, which is common in the Mediterranean Sea.[2] Now the taxonomic status of this species is under discussion. Important commercial species.

References

  1. ^ Scophthalmus maeoticus at FishBase
  2. ^ Bailly N., Chanet B. (2010) Scophthalmus Rafinesque, 1810: The valid generic name for the turbot, S. maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) [Pleuronectiformes: Scophthalmidae]. Cybium, 34(3): 257-261.
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