Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders) European flounder
|A bottom otter trawl is a cone-shaped net consisting of a body, normally made from two, four and sometimes more panels, closed by one or two codends and with lateral wings extending forward from the opening. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two parallel trawls from the stern or from two outriggers.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentDemersal species living in the coastal waters and continental shelf (depth range 1-100 m). Juveniles live in shallow coastal waters and estuaries which are also the summer feeding grounds of the adults. During winter adults retreat to deeper, warmer, waters where they spawn in spring. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates. Nocturnal and burrowing.|